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Zelensky, French foreign minister discuss joint drone production

by The Kyiv Independent news desk January 13, 2024 10:08 PM 1 min read
French Foreign Minister Stephane Sejourne and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv on Jan. 13, 2024. (Roman Pilipey/AFP via Getty Images)
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President Volodymyr Zelensky said in his nightly address on Jan. 13 that he discussed Ukraine's defense needs in his meeting with newly-appointed French Foreign Minister Stéphane Séjourné.

Zelensky said they discussed joint production of drones and artillery and further strengthening of missile defense systems.

Séjourné, appointed as the French foreign minister on Jan. 11, made his inaugural trip abroad when he arrived in Kyiv on Jan. 13.

"It is very symbolic that the minister's first visit is to Ukraine and precisely at a time when Russia is trying various ways to increase attacks on Ukraine and bypass our missile defense systems," Zelensky said.

Zelensky and Séjourné also discussed Ukraine's progress on its proposed Peace Formula, according to the president.

France is set to host an "artillery coalition" conference in Paris later in January to strengthen the Ukrainian military.

France has provided Ukraine with military aid worth 3.2 billion euros ($3.5 billion), according to a report from the French parliament published in November 2023.

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