The new Ambassador of Australia to Ukraine became diplomat Melissa O’Rourke who used to work as Australian diplomat office in Moscow. It is stated in the assignment of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop published at the website of foreign political department.
O’Rourke is the professional official in the Ministry of foreign affairs and trade of Australia where she took different positions. She has recently been the deputy head of mission in the Embassy of Australia in Russia where she also worked in Australian departments in Brussels and Bangkok.
As Bishop said, O’Rourke will officially take office of ambassador in Ukraine in September 2017.
‘Australia is the sturdy supporter of sovereignty and territorial independence of Ukraine. We work in close rapport with the issues that touch the investigations of plane accident happened with MH17 of Malaysian airlines’, emphasized the head of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Bishop remarked the development of economic connections between countries and added that common volume of bilateral trade in 2015-2016 made up $156 million while Australian investments in Ukraine in 2015 were $60 million.
‘Australia and Ukraine express a mutual interest in establishment of global peace and safety working together in the course of international coalition against Islamic state. We worked closely in the periods of our stay in the composition of Union of safety of United Nations Organization and represented the personnel for the peace-support missions of United Nations Organization in South Sudan and Cyprus as well as stable mission of NATO in Afghanistan’, reported minister.
The Embassy of Australia in Kiev opened in 2015 due to the necessity of collaboration of the countries in the course of investigation of the accident happened with air flight MH17 in the sky over Donbass. Beforehand the residences of Australian ambassadors in Ukraine in different time were situated in Moscow, Vena, and Warsaw.
Australia flies instinctively into our ears with a loud intro from shell of the Sydney Opera, and only after that we recall that the capital of this country is Canberra. Though the city is often seen as a stopover between Melbourne and Sydney, Canberra is not only considering, but has been already implementing into reality a plan how to win hearts of all tourists.
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!
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.
In honor of the 26-th anniversary of Republic Kazakhstan, in Kyiv the reception was carried out. In honor of this event in Kazakhstan as well as all around the world the important official and celebration events are going, such as conferences, round tables, diplomatic receptions.
Every first Saturday of December, for the past 25 years, a charitable project of the International Women's Club of Kiev – IWCK Charity Bazaar) has been held. The main purpose of the event is to collect financial aid for Ukrainians in need.
On November 30, in Kiev, was held a solemn event dedicated to one of the main Muslim holidays - Mawlid (the birth of the Prophet Muhammad). The Religious Administration of Muslims of Ukraine (RAMU "UMMAH") organized a number of official events to a significant date.
A presentation of the eighteenth issue of the scientific yearbook “Diplomatic Ukraine” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian Diplomatic Service took place on November 30, 2017 in the Hennadii Udovenko Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine.
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Romania to Ukraine Cristian Leon Turkanu organized an official reception in honor of the 25-th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Romania and Ukraine. As well, he set up the exhibition of Romanian artists in Kyiv called ‘Art. Traditions. Baia Mare. Maramures’.
The Embassy of Turkmenistan to Ukraine organized the brief meeting for journalists on the occasion of the 22-nd anniversary of Turkmenistan neutrality and acceptance of General Assembly of United Nations Resolution on announcement of International neutrality day on the 12-th of December.
The National Philharmonic of Ukraine with the support of the German Embassy hosted a concert of opera and chamber singer Viktor Rud. The event was held within the framework of the "Week of Germany in Ukraine" from 10 to 26 November in 14 cities of our country.
The Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Mission and the Scientific Society of History of Diplomacy and International Relations with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassies of Ukraine in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary arranged a series of events on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy.
The Embassy of Lithuanian Republic to Ukraine, the Embassy of Australia to Ukraine and National Museum of Taras Shevchenko represented in Kyiv the photo exhibition ‘Olegas Truchanas – legend of Lithuania and Australia’.