On June 25, 2019, the solemn signing of the Memorandum of Cooperation between the Consulate of Georgia in Odessa, the Georgian Cultural and Educational Center ÒIveriaÓ and the Odessa Regional Institute for Public Administration of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine took place.
The event was attended by Mykola Izha - Director of the Institute, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Tornike Berekashvili Ñ Consul-Head of the Consulate of Georgia in Odessa, Shorena Gegeshidze Ñ Head of the Georgian Cultural and Educational Center ÇIveriaÈ, Tetiana Folhina Ñ Head of Communication Department, Nataliia Nefodova Ñ Acting Head of International Cooperation Department and Anastasiia Rokotianska Ñ Leading Specialist of the Regional Policy and Public Administration Department.
The purpose of signing the Memorandum of Cooperation is to strengthen Ukrainian-Georgian cooperation through educational activities, joint organization of informational, charitable, educational and cultural events.
Cooperation between the institute, the Consulate of Georgia in Odesa and the Georgian cultural and educational center ÇIveriaÈ began in 2012 and turned into close contacts of the Georgian diaspora and the diplomatic institution with the InstituteÕs students and teaching staff.
Mykola Izha emphasized that during the years of active cooperation, about 30 joint events were held by the Consulate of Georgia in Odesa, the Georgian Cultural-Educational Center ÇIveriaÈ and the ORIPA NAPA under the President of Ukraine.
Tornike Berekashvili emphasized that thanks to the well-adjusted coordination between the signatories of the Memorandum in recent years a significant increase in the number of joint events has taken place, and cooperation has entered a new, more modern and constructive level.
Director of the Institute and Consul-Head of the Consulate of Georgia in Odessa expressed their hope that the signing of the Memorandum will promote the intellectual, educational, cultural and moral development of Ukrainian-Georgian youth projects and the exchange of best practices.