Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko and Madrid Mayor Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida have signed an agreement on twinning between the two cities, the Kyiv Mayor's press service has reported.
“Today, a memorandum of twinning between our cities was signed with the mayor of Madrid, Jose Luis Martinez-Almeida. Madrid became the first Spanish sister city of Kyiv. This is a historic event for our cities and it happened during the historic NATO summit, which is taking place these days in Madrid,” Klitschko said.
He noted that during signing the agreement, several joint projects of Kyiv and Madrid were discussed. Parties plan to jointly implement them in the Ukrainian and Spanish capitals.
“I thank our Western partners, our Spanish partners for supporting Ukraine at this critical time for it. And I am convinced that our cooperation with Madrid will be effective and beneficial for our capitals. Today Madrid accepts refugees from Ukraine, provides humanitarian assistance to Kyiv and Ukraine. We also discussed many projects that we plan to jointly implement in the Ukrainian and Spanish capitals,” Klitschko concluded.
Earlier, at the NATO summit in Madrid, where Vitali Klitschko is currently staying, NATO countries approved the new strategic concept of the alliance, having declared russia the main security threat.