Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lebanon in Ukraine Claude Khalil Al Hajal held a solemn diplomatic reception in honor of Lebanese Independence Day celebration. Representatives of diplomatic corps of Ukraine, Lebanese expatriate community, public figures and mass media came to congratulate Her Excellency the Ambassador.
Day of November 23 became both festive and memorable, it honors of the country’s liberation from the French Mandate that had been executed over Lebanese land for 23 years.
In 1920 Franco-British conference took place in Italian San Remo to result in French mandate. It spread over the territory of modern Lebanon, Syria and Turkish Hatay Province; authority of France was sealed by the League of Nations in September, 1923.
On November 8, 1943 Lebanese Parliament abolished articles of Constitution that limited sovereignty of the state. In response French authorities arrested President Bechara El Khoury and Prime Minister Riad al-Solh, dissolved the Parliament next and announced cessation of Constitution’s effect.
It resulted in demonstrations and armed rebellion against colonial authorities all over the country. On November 22, 1943 French authorities were forced to restore legitimate government of Lebanon. Officially French mandate lasted till 1943; however French troops remained in Syria and Lebanon till 1946.
Festivities in honor of the Independence Day are held throughout the state as well as in every country that has diplomatic relations with Lebanon. Thus, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Argentina, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Sudan, Egypt, Malaysia, Palestine, Cuba, Japan, Portugal Morocco, Qatar, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan as well as representatives of the Clerical Board of Ukraine’s Muslims and Directorate General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions came to do the obeisance to Ms. Claude Khalil Al Hajal and congratulate her that evening in Kiev.
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On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, a public lecture by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Permanent Representative for GUAM - Gela Dumbadze, was held at GDIP Media Center of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. The lecture was devoted to the events that took place in Georgia 30 years ago, April 7-9, 1989.
Georgia is associated with constant hospitable people, rich history and traditions. Today, Georgian culture is at its peak, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia is sincerely proud of this, and he invited fellow diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of the Georgian diaspora and partners to enjoy an evening of jazz and art on April 11, 2019.
Representatives of the tourism industry and media of Ukraine met with colleagues and operators of recreational services from Montenegro. The event was held with the support of the Embassy of Montenegro in Ukraine.
On March 19, 2019, the celebration of the International NOWRUZ Day took place in Kyiv. The eight embassies of foreign states accredited in Ukraine, namely, the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Tajikistan, the Republic of Turkey and the Republic of Uzbekistan, were the initiators of the official celebration in the Column Hall of the Kyiv State Administration.
On March 12 at the premises of Petro Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine, on the initiative of the Embassies of the Republic of Bulgaria, the Republic of Moldova and Romania, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine and the OUTLOOK project was held a friendly welcoming spring in Kyiv.
This Saturday, on February 23, 2019, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of foreign states, representatives of diplomatic missions, international organizations, the State Affairs Department of the President of Ukraine and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine visited the city of Ostroh, the centre of origin and development of Ukrainian Education, at organizational support and participation of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions together with the National University of Ostroh Academy.
On February 13, a solemn ceremony took place on the occasion of the main national holiday of Serbia - Statehood Day which marks the official level since 2001 and marks the Day of the beginning of the Serbian Revolution against the Ottoman occupation in 1804.
On February 12, an exhibition devoted to the Ukrainian diaspora in Canada was opened at the Ukrainian Diaspora Museum with the support of the Embassy of Canada in Ukraine. The purpose of the project is to show the life of Ukrainian Canadians, their tireless work in the new country and the efforts they make every day.
On February 7 at the National Opera of Ukraine under the auspices of the Embassy of the Republic of Lebanon in Ukraine the diplomatic reception and solemn concert on the occasion of the Day of St. Maroon, the father of the Maronite Churcha took place. The combination of the Lebanese charm and the Ukrainian soul in the participants of the event made an incredible impression on the guests.
On January 22nd at the Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine with the support from the Embassy of Australia in Ukraine opening of the exhibition of photo works of the deputy Head of the Mission Tim Bolotnikoff "Southern Lands: Australia/Antarctica" was held.
Life of a diplomat is always about changing locations and countries of work. Period of an Ambassador’s activities at the office can be measured not just as a time span spent in the host country but also in projects carried out and connections and ties established.
A year has to have a proper start and the OUTLOOK Project had it launched with a working lunch in the residence of the Ambassador of Indonesia to Ukraine Mr. Yuddi Chrisnandi. Representatives of the Embassy proudly presented projects that were organized by Socio-Cultural Department in 2018 and shared plans for the future.
The Embassy of Uzbekistan in Ukraine and Ambassador's Spouses Club Kiev welcomed the Ukrainian public and foreign guests with the national art of the Uzbek people, traditions and principles of creating pieces of art made by the folk artists and artists from Uzbekistan.
On the 26-th of April, 2018 at 11:00 in the media center of the GDIP, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan in Ukraine Faizullo Holboboev will organize a briefing in connection with the adoption of the UNGA Resolution "International Decade for Action" Water for Sustainable Development "2018-2028".
On the 6-th of April, the second day of the meeting of the diplomatic personnel with the students of the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University took place in the frame of the common project OUTLOOK and the Diplomatic greetings. The event was attended by Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine, Ule Terje Horpeštad, and consul and protocol officer of the Indonesian Embassy in Ukraine Adi Brasmato.
A meeting of the diplomatic personnel with students of the Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University took place in Kyiv on the 5-th of April. The event took place within the framework of the joint project OUTLOOK and the GDIP - Diplomatic Greetings.
A seminar was carried out n Kyiv with the participation of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine Manoj Kumar Bharti on the topic "Ayurveda is the science of healing life by nature".
A press conference was organized in Kyiv with the participation of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Ukraine Igor Sokol. The conference was dedicated to the exhibition of Belarusian manufacturers "MADE IN BELARUS", which will be carried out on April 10-14, 2018 in Kyiv. Apart from that, they will cover the development of trade and economic relations between Ukraine and Republic of Belarus.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to Ukraine Samat Ordabayev organized an event on the occasion of the presentation of the book of the President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev "The Era of Independence".
In Kyiv ArtHall D12 under the auspices of the Embassy of Switzerland to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Guillaume Scheurer the exhibition Swiss Graphic Design took place. Starting the event, the Head of diplomatic mission greeted everybody who visited this place, and wished to have exciting and inspirational time.