President Volodymyr Zelenskyy received congratulations from the leaders of the United States, Germany, Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and other countries on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

In particular, US President Joseph Biden in his letter to the President of Ukraine noted that Ukrainian history is full of aspirations for independence, from the time of Volodymyr the Great to the present day.

"Today we see a new generation of Ukrainians doing everything possible to protect freedom: from determined soldiers defending the country against Russian aggression in the east, to reformers in government and civil society fighting long-standing corrupt networks destroying Ukraine from within," Joseph Biden wrote.

He noted that Americans and Ukrainians share aspirations for a happy and prosperous future, peace and unlimited opportunities for all, and assured of the unwavering support of the United States for Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

"We will continue to assist and support Ukraine in its efforts towards Euro-Atlantic aspirations. We will stand by Ukraine as it implements reforms that will eradicate corruption, strengthen the rule of law and facilitate economic growth, and we will work together to protect human rights and democracy throughout the region,” he said.

He assured that today the ties between the two countries are stronger than ever, and reminded that he would be happy to welcome President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Washington at the end of August to "continue to build partnership between our countries and increase the progress we have made together."

"I wish you and the people of Ukraine a joyful celebration of Ukrainian independence," said Joseph Biden.

On behalf of the German people, President of the Federal Republic of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier congratulated the President and all citizens of Ukraine on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence.

"Germany helps Ukraine preserve its independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and on many levels stands in favor of ending the suffering of Ukrainians living in the east," the German President said in a letter to Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

He added that Ukraine can continue to count on Germany's support in overcoming the extremely great challenges it faces.

"I wish you and your fellow citizens a lot of strength, perseverance in boldly carrying out the necessary and partially initiated reforms in the state, economy and society and, if necessary, in their consistent implementation despite the constant resistance. I was glad to meet you in Berlin in July and I hope that we will be able to continue our conversation in the near future," Frank-Walter Steinmeier wrote.

On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, the President of Germany wished health to Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his family, as well as peace, freedom and prosperity to Ukraine.

The best wishes for the personal well-being of the Head of State and a happy and peaceful future for Ukraine were conveyed by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen.

"Austria was one of the first countries to recognize Ukraine's independence. We also hope for the positive and dynamic development of the already existing excellent bilateral relations and the continuation of regular cooperation in the future. In this regard, I would like to thank you once again for the good talks during your visit to Vienna last September," Alexander Van der Bellen said in his congratulatory letter.

In a phone conversation with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on August 24, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett congratulated Ukraine on its significant anniversary.

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom also congratulated the President on the Independence Day of Ukraine.

"I hope that after a difficult year, we will be able to overcome global health challenges and move towards a better future," Her Majesty wrote.

On the occasion of the Independence Day of Ukraine, King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden conveyed sincere congratulations and best wishes of happiness and prosperity to the people of Ukraine.

In his congratulatory letter to the President of Ukraine, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands said: “It gives me a pleasure to offer you my congratulations on the Independence Day of your country, which this year marks the 30th anniversary of its independence. Please accept my best wishes for the well-being of the people of Ukraine."

His Majesty also wished the Ukrainian government and people strength, courage and health in overcoming the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic to the world.

King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Defense of Saudi Arabia Mohammad Bin Salman Al Saud also congratulated Ukraine on the anniversary.

"On the occasion of celebrating the anniversary of your country's independence, we are pleased to send you, Your Excellency, our sincere congratulations and best wishes for good health and happiness, sustainable progress and prosperity for the government and people of friendly Ukraine," the King of Saudi Arabia said in a letter.

In his greetings to Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of the Arab Republic of Egypt Abdel Fattah El-Sisi conveyed to the "friendly people" of Ukraine the warmest congratulations and best wishes on the occasion of the anniversary of independence.

"Reaffirming my gratitude for the long-standing friendly ties between our two friendly countries, I would like to express my sincere interest in working together to open new horizons for joint cooperation in all sectors for the future development and progress of our two friendly peoples," the letter reads.

The warmest congratulations on the occasion of Independence Day and wishes to the friendly Ukrainian people of further progress and prosperity were addressed to Volodymyr Zelenskyy by King Mohammed VI of Morocco.

"I appreciate the special relationship based on the close friendship and mutual respect of our countries. We in the Kingdom of Morocco hope to strengthen these ties and bring our cooperation to a new level that meets the aspirations of our peoples," His Majesty's letter said.

On behalf of the Kenyan people, President of the Republic of Kenya Uhuru Kenyatta congratulated the President, the Government and the people of Ukraine on the Independence Day.

"Availing myself of this opportunity, I would like to thank the Government of Ukraine for organizing on April 17, 2021 the first charter flight from Ukraine on the route Kyiv - Mombasa. This is a sign of good relations between Ukraine and Kenya as we are looking for ways to intensify trade and tourism cooperation," Uhuru Kenyatta said in his letter.

He assured of his willingness to continue strengthening joint relations between Ukraine and Kenya, which will increase the benefits of fruitful cooperation between the two countries, as well as bring it to a higher level.

President of the Republic of Lebanon General Michel Aoun, President of the Republic of Benin Patrice Talon, Captains Regent of the Republic of San Marino Gian Carlo Venturini and Marco Nicolini as well as leaders of other countries also sent their congratulations on the 30th anniversary of Ukraine's independence.

Photo by the Office of the President of Ukraine

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