On September 28, 2017, the Institute’s First Deputy Director Mykola Popov and the International Relations Section Head Andrii Maiev at the invitation of the Consulate General of the China in Odessa took part in the ceremonial reception on the occasion of the 68th anniversary of the People's Republic of China foundation.
Among the honorary guests of this event there were: the Odessa Regional State Administration Head M. Stepanov, the Odessa Regional Council Chairman A. Urbansky, the Odessa City Deputy Mayor P. Vugelman, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in Odessa Representative K. Rzhepishevsky, heads of higher educational institutions, diplomatic missions, international organizations and the media.
Mrs. Zhao Xiangzhong, the Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Odessa, opened the ceremony, and noted the fact that the People’s Republic of China during the years of its existence went from a depressed country to the second economy of the world. She also emphasized the importance of developing cooperation with Ukraine in various spheres.
The public authorities’ representatives in their welcoming speeches addressed the words of congratulation on the occasion of People’s Republic of China anniversary, and expressed their hope for further development of Ukrainian-Chinese cooperation and strengthening of friendly relations between the peoples of both countries.
Dr. Popov congratulated Ms. Zhao Xiangzhong on a national holiday on behalf of the Institute’s Director Prof. Mykola Izha, and expressed his hope for the continuation of the partnership with the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in Odessa.

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