The delegation of North Atlantic Council, including 29 ambassadors of countries-NATO members guided by the general secretary Jens Stotenberg arrived to Kyiv. On the 10-th of July there was an official opening of NATO agency to Ukraine.
In accordance with the section 23 (from Agreement between Government of Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization on status of NATO agency to Ukraine), Ukrainian side has to bring offices to NATO Liaison Office to Ukraine and NATO Center of information and documentation to Ukraine on a regular basis and free of charge.
Ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine (as agreed by Governmental control over affairs) offered to place NATO agency to Ukraine and Center of information and documentation of NATO to Ukraine in non-residential rooms of the 6-th and 7-th floors of administrative building situated in the state enterprise ‘Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions’ at Sikorskyy Street, 4-L.
Considering the wishes of NATO agency, state enterprise ‘Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions’ invented the project and made reconstruction with decoration for public funds. It could help to represent new rooms of NATO agency to Ukraine in terms of this year celebration of the 20-th anniversary of signing Charter on special partnership between Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
Today during the official opening the Vice Prime Minister on questions of European and North Atlantic integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klimpush-Tsintsadze remarked: ‘It is a unique diplomatic office in the country which is the partner. Other countries do not have such large-scale agencies’.
Klimpush-Tsintsadze has noted that Ukraine has a consensus related to Euro-Atlantic integration. ‘Entering the Alliance will not solve all our problems in the scope of safety, and today it is not going about the entering. However, if one can encourage the following sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, it must be NATO. The process of Ukraine’s entering Alliance is the sturdy stimulus for the improvements inside Ukraine’, told Vice Prime Minister.
‘We are going to increase and deepen our help to Ukraine in different scopes. The new building and improved work conditions of NATO agency will allow us to work more effectively in the issues of Ukraine’s support on the way of reformations and improvement of its defensive capacity. We are standing shoulder to shoulder with Ukraine in its fight for sovereignty and territorial integrity. We will continue the support and help to Ukraine in many areas. Verily in this context NATO Liaison Office and NATO Center of information and documentation in this building will play important role’, emphasized Jens Stotenberg.
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.
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.