Articles  >  Know  >  Europe marked the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy

Europe marked the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy

Author: 23.11.2017 | Ukraine, diplomacy
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.

On November 14, a scientific round-table discussion “Ukraine – Slovakia: development of bilateral relations and personalities” was held at the Embassy of Ukraine in Slovakia (Bratislava) headed by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine Yurii Mushka. The scientific event was attended by representatives of the MFA of Slovakia, prominent scholars, political scientists, experts in Ukrainian studies, journalists. From the Ukrainian side, the floor was taken by Iryna Matiash, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor, Senior Researcher at the Department of History of International Relations and Foreign Policy of the NAS of Ukraine, Member of UVAN (Ukrainian Academy of Arts and Sciences) in Canada, Head of the Scientific Society; Alla Atamanenko, Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Dean of the Faculty of International Relations of the National University of Ostroh Academy; Ihor Datsikiv, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the Department of International Economic Relations and International Information of the Ternopil National Economic University, academician of the Academy of Social Sciences of Ukraine; Oleh Pavlyshyn, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Contemporary History of Ukraine of the I. Franko National University of Lviv, Associate Professor of the Ukrainian Free University in Munich; Ihor Zhaloba, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of the NAU of Ukraine; Pavlo Kryvonos, Director-General of SE “GDIP”, member of the board of the Scientific Society; Inna Khomenska, Head of the Advertising and Publishing Department of SE “GDIP”, Candidate of Philological Sciences, academic secretary of the Scientific Society.

From the Slovak side, the discussion was joined by Hryhorii Mesezhnykov, political scientist; Yurai Marushchak, Director of the Institute of Political Sciences of the Slovak Academy of Sciences; Pavol Demes, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic; Silvestr Minarovych, Head of the Association of Veterans of the Diplomatic Service of the SR; Emanuel Rehak, member of the Association of Veterans of Slovak Diplomacy; Yurai Hrashko, Professor, academician, ex-deputy of the Slovak Parliament, former Minister of Environment of the Slovak Republic, former Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Slovakia to Switzerland; Michal Šmigel, Associate Professor of the Faculty of Philosophy of the Matej Bel University in Banská Bystrica; Liudmyla Verbytska, Chairman of the Board of the Ukrainian-Slovak Initiative; Mykola Mushynka, academician of the NAS of Ukraine, Head of the T. Shevchenko Scientific Society; Anton Novak, Head of the Slovak-Ukrainian Society; Ivan Yatskanin, writer, publicist, Head of the Union of Ukrainian Writers in Slovakia; Vasil Datsei, Slovak and Ukrainian writer; as well as students and journalists. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Slovakia Yurii Mushka congratulated the participants of the event and reminded about the history of bilateral relations of the two countries, noting the importance of such meetings for studying the foundations and defining the prospects of cooperation. The Ukrainian delegation and representatives of the embassy paid tribute to Ivan Kraskovskyi − a prominent figure of the Ukrainian liberation movement, representative of the UPR abroad, at his grave in Bratislava. The Ukrainian delegates also prepared an exhibition of archival documents to demonstrate an official basis for the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Slovakia.

On November 15, the Ukrainian-Austrian scientific conference “Ukraine and Austria – hundred years ago” dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian diplomatic service was held at the University of Vienna. Organizers of the event were the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Embassy of Ukraine in Austria, the Austrian-Ukrainian Society, the University of Vienna, the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions and the Scientific Society of History of Diplomacy and International Relations. The event was attended by Ukrainian and Austrian historians, scholars, political scientists, students, members of the Ukrainian community. The speakers were professors: Iryna Matiash, Ihor Datskiv, Oleh Pavlyshyn and PhDs: Andreas Kappeler, Christoph Augustinovich and Kerstin Jobst (Vienna). Pavlo Kryvonos, Director-General of GDIP, delivered a welcome speech on the importance of celebrating the institutionalization of Ukrainian diplomacy in Austria. The scholars outlined in their speeches the period of the establishment of the Ukrainian statehood in 1917-1920 in the context of international relations of the UPR and ZUNR (West Ukrainian People’s Republic) as well as the first steps towards the establishment of the Ukrainian diplomatic service. There were presented archival documents describing activities of Ukrainian diplomatic missions in Vienna 100 years ago.

On November 16, the events commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ukrainian diplomacy and the anniversary of the Revolution of Dignity continued to be held in Budapest. There was a joint laying of flowers to the memorial plaque, where the Extraordinary Diplomatic Mission of the UPR in Budapest in 1918 was located, as well as to the monument to Taras Shevchenko.

The event was organized by the Embassy of Ukraine in Hungary with the support of the Ukrainian community and the above-mentioned members of the delegation.

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Hungary Liubov Nepop marked in her welcome address that today Ukrainian diplomacy defends interests of the state against the backdrop of Russian aggression and puts every effort to ensure the fulfilment of ideas of the Revolution of Dignity and the inclusion of our state to the European civilization space as its integral part. This is our common task. To achieve it, we need to keep being united and rely on the solidarity of our partners, among which Hungary also plays an important role in this regard.

It will be interesting:
"100 years of statehood". The Latvian Embassy organized a public discussion on the centennial of independence
On the 13-th of September, the Embassy of the Republic of Latvia in Ukraine together with the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine organized a public discussion on the topic "One Hundred Years of Statehood: Lessons from Latvian and Ukrainian Experience" that was opened by the Ambassador of Latvia to Ukraine Juris Poikans and the Director of the First European Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasily Khiminets.
Farewell reception of the Ambassador of Mexico in Ukraine Maria Luisa Beatriz Lopez Gargallo
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico, Maria Louisa Beatriz Lopez-Gargallo, completes her diplomatic mission in Ukraine and, in connection with this, organized a official farewell party.
German garden has opened doors for Kiev citizens and guests of town
The German Embassy in Ukraine traditionally organized an open day in September - the German Garden. Kiev citizens and guests of the city could get acquainted with the activities of Germany in Ukraine and talk with representatives of German intermediary organizations.
Ambassador Ruslan Bolbachan: relations between Moldova and Ukraine has new quality, they are getting closer
In honor of the 27th anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Moldova in the Ukrainian capital, the embassy of this state and personally the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador Ruslan Bolbachan organized an official celebration.
Ambassador Guillaume Scheurer: Ukraine is getting stronger while Switzerland is nearby
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Ukraine Guillaume Scheurer invited friends and partners to celebrate the Swiss night. In a relaxed atmosphere in the Sophia Reserve, the Kiev guests of the evening were able to communicate, establish new contacts and simply enjoy the beautiful September musical evening.
Ambassadors of foreign countries visited "Kupalski Rosy Festival 2018 "
The village of Nemyryntsi of the Ruzhynskyi district in Zhytomyr Oblast hosted the All-Ukrainian Festival of Traditional Culture “Kupalski Rosy”.Kupalski Rosy is a festival visited by guests not only from Zhytomyr Oblast, but also from different parts of Ukraine and the world. Organizer of the celebration is Pavlo Zhebrivskyi, Ukrainian politician and his sister Filia Zhebrivska.
The UAE at the forefront of Women’s and Girls’ Empowerment in the region
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has adopted a powerful stance in empowering women, setting new standards based on a unique model drawn from the vision of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, founding father of the UAE. This approach perpetuates in the current leadership’s vision for the future, whereby women stand as active partners and contributors in the country’s development process and play a vital role in raising future generations.
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 youngest capital of the world. 20-year anniversary of Astana is celebrated in Kyiv
Built in the late 90's, Astana rightfully bears the title of modern miracle. A young city that has accepted the honorary title of the capital with pride and dignity carries this status. At the end of June, in Kiev, with the support of the Embassy of the Republic of Kazakhstan and personally Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Samat Ordabaev, an official reception was organized that was dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Astana.
In the rhythm of jazz. The Ambassador of Norway has invited guests to the musical evening
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine Ule Terje Horpestad has invited guests to the residence to enjoy a summer evening with subtle jazz tunes.
100 years of independence of Baltic countries. The Ambassadors of Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia make friends
This year, the Baltic countries - Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia - mark the centenary of the proclamation of independence. Then the Ukrainian People's Republic was one of the first to recognize the right of the Baltic peoples to self-determination. In Riga and Tallinn, even for some time, diplomatic missions of the Ukrainian People’s Republic acted. In their turn, after the collapse of the USSR, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia were among the first to recognize Ukraine's independence and established diplomatic relations with it.
The Ambassador Igor Sokol: It’s a great honor for me to celebrate in Ukraine Independence Day of Belarus
In the column hall of the Kyiv City Hall, an event was organized timed for the upcoming Independence Day, which is celebrated in the country in early July.
Brighter than thousand emeralds. Exhibition in Kiev is dedicated to famous Ukrainian Katerina Desnitskaya - the wife of the Prince of Thailand
Katerina Desnitskaya came from Volhyn. However, in the world she is known as the princess of Thailand, the wife of Prince Chakrabon. This extraordinary Ukrainian woman is known for her fearlessness and strength of spirit. It was not for nothing that during the Russo-Japanese War, she abandoned the tempting offer to live in luxury and wealth and went to the front to work as a nurse. On her return, fate rewarded her for her courage. The story of her love still fascinates those who love happy stories.
"200 years ago the word "freedom" originated in the hearts of Argentines. First it was pronounced in a whisper, and then it turned into a loud voice"- Argentine Ambassador Alberto Jose Alonso
In honor of the 200th anniversary of the Independence of Argentina, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alberto Jose Alonso held a solemn diplomatic reception with the participation of representatives of the diplomatic offices of Ukraine, Deputy Foreign Minister, representatives of state bodies, and the community.
"It's hard to find another state that Georgians love just like Ukraine”, said Ambassador Gela Dumbadze
In honor of the Independence Day of Georgia and the 100th anniversary of the proclamation of the Democratic Republic of Georgia, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Gela Dumbadze gave a solemn diplomatic reception.
Ambassador of the Republic of India presented a book entitled “Understanding Indian Philosophy through Modern Science”
On May 29 at the Media Center of “GDIP” SE, the presentation of the book written by Manoj Kumar Bharti, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Ukraine entitled "Understanding Indian Philosophy through Modern Science" took place.
A new square was given toUkrainian capital. Prime Ministers of Bulgaria and Ukraine attended the event
In Kiev, with the support of the Embassy of Bulgaria, Dimitra Peshev, a Bulgarian politician, who is revered as the "righteous man of the world", was named. The grand opening of the park took place with the participation of the Prime Ministers of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, Ukraine - Vladimir Groisman, Kiev City Mayor Vitaliy Klichko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to Ukraine Krasimir Minchev, representatives of the Bulgarian Diaspora.
Bulgarian ambassador opens exhibition "Light of letters" in Kiev
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Bulgaria to Ukraine Krasimir Minchev opened the "Light of the Lights" exhibition at the National Historical and Architectural Museum "Kiev Fortress", specially created to celebrate the anniversary of the Great Moravian mission of the holy brothers Cyril and Methodius.
«Frida and Diego». Photo exhibition in Kyiv is dedicated to Frida Kahlo and her spouse
"Dali in a skirt", "The greatest provoker of the last century", shocking and inspiring confidence in the almost limitless potential of man, Frida Kahlo surprised contemporaries and continues to admire the admirers of her work today. The people of Kiev can now look behind the scenes of the life of the Mexican genius. With the support of the Embassy of Mexico in Ukraine in the National Museum named after Taras Shevchenko an exhibition of photographs devoted to the relations between Frida Kahlo and her husband Diego Rivera was opened.
The Embassy of Kyrgyzstan to Ukraine organized literal visual evening of Chingiz Aitmatov
Especially for the anniversary date of the Embassy of the Kyrgyz Republic organized a reception in honor of classic literature and well organized presentation of "Manas" Kyrgyz national epic. In 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the classic and the 10 years since then as the author is not, in this regard, in Kyrgyzstan and a number of friendly countries at the national level, there is his birthday.
Outlook facebook page