On 24–25 September 2016, the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions organized a trip to the Transcarpathian region for 40 representatives of foreign states, including 28 Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary accredited to Ukraine.
A Boeing with diplomats on board landed in Uzhhorod Airport, where they were given a hospitable welcome. Local authorities were represented by Oleksandr Petik, Deputy Head of the Transcarpathian Regional State Administration, Bohdan Andriiv, Chairman of the Uzhhorod City Council, Yurii Huzynets, Manager of the Transcarpathian Regional Council Executive Office. During the trip, the distinguished guests met employees of GDIP Affiliated Branch in the Transcarpathian region. The region’s tourist and investment attractiveness was presented to them by the local authorities in the framework of the International Tourism Week and the International Investment Forum “Transcarpathia – Business in Central Europe”. The Transcarpathian Regional State Administration noted it was the first visit of such composed delegation to the region. Hennadii Moskal and Mykhailo Rivis wished the diplomats a beneficial as well as pleasant trip.
The delegation took part in the celebration of Uzhhorod City Day, and the next day it got acquainted with some local tourist sites, in particular, Voevodyno Resort and Derenivska Kupil Sanatorium Complex. The representatives of diplomatic corps were impressed by the landscapes, culture and local cuisine. Most of them arrived at the conclusion that tourism is the most promising sector of the Transcarpatian economy, given the fact that exceptional, beautiful and sophisticated resorts surrounded by a wealth of natural treasures can adequately compete with recreational complexes around the world.
GDIP team made all efforts to make the guests feel the region’s hospitality, imbue with culture, and leave a piece of unsurpassed beauty in every heart.
Nine months per year Aqaba is blessed with perfect weather. It is time for sailing, snorkelling, water skiing, windsurfing, scuba diving or sunbathing. Travelers who arrive at this southern city from the north, say that Aqaba is like a breath of fresh air, a very sought-after gateway in hot winds blowing through the pink sands of Jordan.
In every art there are formats and rules – once in “mainstream” an Artist won’t have to starve. Even more so in totalitarian times when every sphere of people’s life is controlled and affected and selfhood has to be forgotten as such. It is probably in the face of a system natural talents emerge for their work to become immortal. Today Outlook recalls one of them, artist Kateryna Bilokur.
Spoiled with home-made borshch, holubtsy and cotlets, we are under an illusion that we know Ukrainian cuisine like the tips of own fingers and there is nothing distinctive about it while in fact gastronomic heritage of our country is far richer than a grandma’s ingenuous menu. Time has come to recall original Ukrainian dishes that were undeservedly forgotten in the era of semi-cooked products and fast food.
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".
Over several years of our project’s operation we have created large amount of features, both texts and visuals, about various countries, visited numerous cities, got acquainted with huge number of peoples. And now, on the day of 25th anniversary of Ukrainian independence, Outlook with love and joy continues its series of features with the one about native country. Most interesting facts about Ukraine and Ukrainians are next to come.
Eight Embassies of foreign states: Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, with the organizational assistance of the OUTLOOK project and with the support of the Culture Department of KSCA, invited the citizens of Kyiv, representatives of diasporas and national cultural societies to celebrate NOWRUZ International Day together. About how the celebration was held - in our new video.
Traditional Ukrainian clothes are absolutely unique, bright and distinctive. So there is no surprise that they still remain relevant for both Ukrainian and foreign fashion-mongers. In recent years designers of the world create entire collection based on the main symbol vyshyvanka (embroidered clothing) and many celebrities now and then put on shirts with magic ornamentation believing them to be the summit of elegance.
The spouse of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine Irina Sultanishvili carried out a meeting of the Ambassadors Spouses Club, in the frame of which some traditional clothes was demonstrated.
In Kyiv under auspices of the Embassy of Belgium and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Luke Jacobs there was a conference dedicated to the 100-th anniversary of residence of Belgium armored division in Ukraine, exactly the period of revolutionary events of 1917-1918.
In Kyiv academic theater of drama and comedy under support of Embassy of Belarus to Ukraine and Kyiv city governmental administration it was the play ‘Marriage contract’ of Minsk Film Actor’s Studio Theater. The performance was going in the frame of the tour in Ukraine.
In Kyiv on the 5-th of February Culture Days of Kuwait started. They are dedicated to the 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries. All the events will go under the support of the Embassy of Kuwait to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mr Rashid Hammad Al Advani.
The 4th annual Nordic skiing competition for diplomats and all comers organized by the Ukrainian Ski Club in cooperation with the Embassies of Switzerland, Austria, Norway and Sweden under the auspices of Fischer, one of largest manufacturer of skis in Ukraine, took place on January 28 in the park of the National Technical University of Ukraine “Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”.
The Embassy of Palestine in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Mohammed Al-Assad organized a trip for journalists to Palestine. OUTLOOK team was among them. We launch a series of videos about this country and start with Bethlehem!
Christmas arrives with a warm overjacket on its shoulders. At night it brings warm light of the first evening star and in the morning it wakes you up with shine of white but warm sun. If my great-grandmonther’s grandmother had been asked about her Christmas feelings, I believe, her words would have been identical to mine. Because together with a bowl of kutia, generations of Ukrainians transfer their traditions from hand to hand.
The cold season brings not only such important things as wrapping into a reindeer sweater, drinking hot chocolate and once again reviewing Christmas comedies. Thus, sport has not been canceled yet, so OUTLLOK compiled top five ski resort bucket list for you to cheer up and get out of your winter sleep.
On the 13-th of December in National library of Ukraine for children the ceremony of giving books happened. Afterwards, in the residence the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Ukraine Silvia Cortes Martin organized diplomatic reception.