The Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine Roman Vashuk participated in the event that calls for recognition of French-speaking culture and French language of communication, democratic values, human rights and support of cultural diversity.
This year French institute in Ukraine and network ‘Aliance Francais in Ukraine’ organize from the 10-th till 30-th of March ‘Francophonie Days in Ukraine’. Historically the concept ‘francophonie’ appeared firstly in 1880 when French geographer Onsime Reclus accepted it for the definition of all the people and countries using French. Today the word ‘francophonie’ is written from the small letter when we speak about the French people and from the capital letter when we mean institutional establishments that regulate the relations between French-speaking countries as well as events likewise Francophonie Days in Ukraine.
The event with the participation of the Embassy of Canada was visited by the Heads of such diplomatic missions accredited in Ukraine as the Great Britain, the USA, Algeria, Netherlands, representatives of profile ministries, social organizations, etc.
From the beginning of XX century francophones know about the existence of common language space that encourages exchange and mutual enrichment. This French-speaking environment exists and develops due to the great deal of associations and groups. Among all these organizations there are professional associations including union of writers, editors, scientists, journalists, lawyers, representatives of non-governmental organizations and, of course, French teachers as well as all francophones (who are more than 274 million counted nowadays) as well as adherents of French-speaking culture and art.
Starting from 1970, when the cultural and technical agency on the collaboration was created, what is now called as International organization of francophonie (IOF), francophones are able to rely on institutional mechanism aimed at the spreading of French language, democratic values and deepening of collaboration between 84 countries-members and governments or observers of IOF. Ukraine is the member – observer of International organization of Francophonie.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Nurberdy Amanmuradov organized in Kyiv an official event dedicated to the Day of Revival, Unity, and poetry of Magtymguly Pyragy as well as anniversary of Turkmenistan Constitution acceptance.
In the capital of Ukraine with the participation of the Ambassadors of European countries, Kyiv city head, representatives of Ministries, national authorities, European Commission and international organizations the celebration of Europe Day was going. This year the official events clashed with song contest Eurovision and became finishing in its arrangement.
In Kyiv under the support of Azerbaijan and Union of Azerbaijan youth of Ukraine the concert of Jazz music BAKU JAZZ in Kyiv was going. The musical evening organized outdoors in one of the most beautiful corners of our capital – Haidar Aliev Square became the gift from the organizers to Kyiv citizens and guests of the city.
On 10-13 May, the International scientific conference “Ukraine and Georgia: diplomatic relations, international ties, cultural diplomacy” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Ukrainian-Georgian diplomatic relations at the current stage of our countries’ development took place in Batumi.
The Embassy of Sweden to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Martin Hagstrom spearheaded in Kyiv an evening dedicated to the song contest Eurovision – 2017 that is going these days in Ukrainian capital.
Under the support of Ministry of foreign affairs of Argentina, Argentinean wine company, Embassy of Argentina to Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alberto Hose Alonso there has been a celebration of Malbec Day in Kyiv.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Southern Republic of Africa to Ukraine Christian Basson organized diplomatic reception in honor of Freedom Day organized an official diplomatic reception in honor of Freedom Day, the holiday which is dedicated to the anniversary of the acceptance of the first in the country constitution announcing racial equality.
In the course of 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Tajikistan and Ukraine in Kyiv on the basis of Diplomatic academy of Ukraine there was international scientific practical conference ‘Tajikistan and Ukraine – 25 years of collaboration’ organized by the Embassy of Tajikistan and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Faysullo Holboboev.
The spouse of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan Sima Attar arranged a friendly lunch and workshop on the preparation of traditional Pakistani shawls ‘Tie and Dye’ for ‘Ambassadors Spouses Club’.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Spain to Ukraine Herardo Bugayo Ottone represented in one of the capital cinema theaters the flick ‘Queen of Spain’ directed by Fernando Trueba. Among the guests of event there were Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico, temporary charge d’affaires of Cuba, representatives of cinema industry, public, and mass media.
On the 11-th April, 2017 the Embassy of Japan to Ukraine planted in Kyiv sakuras. The event happened in Botanic garden named after academic O.V. Fomim, Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko with the participation of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Shigeki Sumi and rector of Kyiv National University named after Taras Shevchenko Leonid Guberskyy as well as near National Opera of Ukraine involving Kyiv city head Vitaliy Klichko.
On April 3 the exhibition of the contemporary visual art “Egyptian Vision” was opened by the Ambassador of Egypt at the Kyiv History Museum. The exhibition is dedicated to 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Egypt and Ukraine.
On the 30-th of March under the support of Embassy of Spain to Ukraine in Cultural center Cinema theatre ‘Kyiv’ the XV Week of Spanish cinema opened. The official opening of cinematographic kaleidoscope was visited by the diplomats of Embassy of Spain to Ukraine, representatives of Ukrainian movie industry, community, and mass media.
The official delegation of Ministry of culture and travel of Turkey visited 23-rd international travel exhibition UITT 2017: ‘Ukraine – Travels and Tourism’ which is to open on the 29-th of March in International Exposition Center in Kyiv.
On the 27-th of March in Kyiv national academic theatre of operetta there was a concert ‘Stars of world tango’ with the participation of the celebrities acting in a style of Argentinean tango Neri Piliu, Shanini Kiniones, Solange Acosta, and Max Van De Voorde that were accompanied by ‘Tango Spleen Orquestra’ (Italy).
On the 28-th of March 2017 in Kyiv there was one more round of political consultations under the guidance of Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine Serhii Kislitsa and the First Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iraq Nizar Al Heirulli.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Argentinean Republic to Ukraine Alberto Hose Alonso along with the spouse and employees of Diplomatic administration visited the concert ‘El Gran Astor’ of young Ukrainian musical bands ‘Kwarud’ and ‘Con Amore’ in Kyiv House of Scientists of National Academy of Science of Ukraine.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Pakistan to Ukraine Atar Abbas organized an official diplomatic reception in honor of National Day of Pakistan and the 77-th anniversary of Pakistan resolution acceptance which defined the conceptual frames of the country’s educa6tion in 1947.
The Embassy of Turkey in Ukraine and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Yonet J. Tezel opened in National museum named after Taras Shevchenko exhibition ‘Drawing on the water. The sophisticated art ebru’ by the painter Hikmet Barutchugil.