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New Foreign Secretary David Cameron has made his first working visit to Ukraine, meeting President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kyiv.
Mr Cameron reiterated the UK’s support for Ukraine promising it would be there for “however long it takes”.
He promised to continue Britain’s “moral support, the diplomatic, economic, but above all, military support”.
Mr Zelenksy thanked Mr Cameron for the UK’s continued backing.
The Ukrainian president congratulated Mr Cameron on his new appointment and thanked him for making his first working visit to Kyiv in his new position.
“This is very important, especially now, when the world is paying attention not only to the situation on the battlefield in Ukraine,” Mr Zelensky said, alluding to the Middle East.
“We are grateful for the unwavering support of Ukraine from the United Kingdom. We are grateful for the warm welcome of Ukrainian citizens in the UK. And we are glad that you came to Ukraine,” he said.
Mr Zelensky posted a short clip of the meeting to social media, during which Mr Cameron can be heard saying “I wanted this to be my first visit.”
“What I want to say by being here is that we will continue to give you the moral support, the diplomatic support and the economic support and above all the military support that you need not just this year and next year but however long as it takes,” Mr Cameron said.
The former UK prime minister added: “I’ve had some disagreements with Boris Johnson, we’ve known each other for 40 years, but his support for you was the finest thing he and his government did.”
Mr Cameron’s new post marks his return to the cabinet table for the first time in more than seven years.
He has replaced James Cleverly, who was moved to be home secretary to take over from Suella Braverman in a dramatical overhaul of Rishi Sunak’s cabinet on Monday.