The Minister of Foreign Affairs, João Gomes Cravinho, has just arrived in the Ukrainian capital for an official visit that takes place this Wednesday.

On the day that precisely 6 months have passed since the invasion of Ukraine and the country celebrates the 31st anniversary of its independence, the head of Portuguese diplomacy marks this important and symbolic date in loco, reiterating Portugal's support and cooperation to the country at war.

After visiting the memorial honoring the victims of the conflict, in Kyiv, Minister João Gomes Cravinho meets with his counterpart Dmytro Kuleba, with press statements being planned at the end of the bilateral meeting.

Portugal is actively involved in the Ukrainian reconstruction plan “Fast Recovery Plan” and has made the reconstruction of schools a priority, namely in the city of Jitomir, where several educational establishments were partially or totally destroyed.

Lisbon, August 24, 2022

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