On January the 12th 2017, The Director of the Institute prof. Mykola Izha and the Head of the International Relations Sector Mr. Andrii Maiev took part in the official reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Ukraine.
Among the participants of the event, held in the Consulate General, there were: the Chairman of the Odessa Regional Council Mr. A. Urbanskyi, the Deputy Chairman of the Odessa Regional Council Mr. Yurii Dimchoglo, the Representative of the MFA of Ukraine in Odessa Mr. K. Rzhepishevskyi, heads of educational institutions, foreign diplomats, employees of international organizations, businessmen, artists and journalists.
The General Consul of China in Odessa Mrs. Zhao Syanzhong opened the event. She noted that her country was one of the first to recognize the independence of Ukraine and to establish diplomatic relations with our state. The Chinese diplomat noted significant results of cooperation between the countries and expressed her hope for its successful development in the future.
Also welcoming speeches were made by the Chairman of the Odessa Regional Council Mr. A. Urbanskyi and the Representative of the MFA of Ukraine in Odessa Mr. K. Rzhepishevskyi. They also noted the importance of strengthening bilateral relations between two countries and development of mutually beneficial Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation in various fields. After the official part a concert program was presented, which included songs in Ukrainian and Chinese languages.
Prof. Mykola Izha thanked Mrs. Zhao Syanzhong for the invitation to the reception and expressed his hope for continued friendly relations between the Institute and the Consulate General of China in Odessa.