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Our first anniversary: OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL 2018. Part 2

Author: 05.11.2018 | culture, diplomacy, OUTLOOK
Every people’s culture is unique, full of riddles, mysteries, traditions, customs and stories. We are exorbitantly happy that within the framework of the festival of cultures of peoples of the world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL our team creates a venue to exchange the most interesting among different countries and peoples.
The world is closer than any of us can imagine, the world is more open that it seems at first glance. Most important is the desire to share and tell about your country, traditions, people… Because it is culture that unites and demonstrates that people from all over the globe have much more in common than they have different.

For the fifth time OUTLOOK Project has become the guide for citizens and guests of Kyiv on their friendly tour around the world. Each year we try to increase scale, surprise our visitors and bring them joy. 5th OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL was no exception. This time, more than ever, we wanted to make the gala day unforgettable, transfer every visitor into the atmosphere of unity, bright festival colors and pleasant aura that no words can describe. So many smiles and friendly hugs…

This year the OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL took place with grant support from Ukrainian Culture Foundation – state institution created in 2017 that operates aiming at fostering development of national culture and arts in the state, at ensuring favorable conditions for development of both intellectual and spiritual potential for individuals and society, at broad access of citizens to national culture heritage, at support of cultural diversity and at integration of Ukrainian culture into cultural space of the world. We are sincerely grateful to the Ukrainian Culture Foundation for their trust and support; together we do a great thing; its goal is to strengthen principles of tolerance, mutual respect, friendship and peace, to increase awareness of Ukrainians as to palette of cultures of the world and to promote the achievements of Ukraine.

As always our festival began with the official opening ceremony that was participated by the Wife of the President of Ukraine, head of the Ukrainian Culture Foundation Mrs. Maryna Poroshenko, Minister of Culture of Ukraine Yevhen Nyshchuk, over 20 Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director General of GDIP Pavlo Kryvonos, Deputy Ministers of Culture of Ukraine Svitlana Fomenko and Yuriy Rybachuk, Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports Oleksandrp Yarema, representatives of Kyiv Oblast State Administration and Kyiv City State Administration. Also, congratulations were addressed to the festival from Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine Ihor Zhdanov.

We really wanted to see happy faces of our visitors and the team of the OUTLOOK has spared no effort to make this day bright and unforgettable. Therefore we are overwhelmingly grateful to all the participants, embassies, performers, craftsmen, volunteers who have participated in our anniversary festival of culture of peoples of he world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL. Each of you has contributed something unique, beautiful, distinctiveto our gala event to make it amazing and bright, a memory that will keep warming our hears up for a long time.
It will be interesting:
Ambassador of Egypt to Ukraine Hossam Eldin Mohamed Ahmed Ali held a diplomatic reception
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Egypt to Ukraine Hossam Eldin Mohamed Ahmed Ali on July 11 met the guests on the occasion of the national holiday. Representatives of the foreign diplomatic corps in Ukraine, members of the Government, heads of non-governmental organizations and embassy partners came to greet Egypt.
Ambassador Anica Djamić: "The numerous ties have linked the Croatian and Ukrainian peoples for centuries, and in the new time they connect our two countries - Croatia and Ukraine"
Diplomatic reception on the occasion of Croatia Statehood Day took place in the capital of Ukraine. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Croatia to Ukraine, Anica Djamić, welcomed colleagues from the diplomatic corps, government officials and embassy partners.
Independence Day of Belarus. Ambassador Igor Sokol held a diplomatic reception in Kyiv
On June 20, a diplomatic reception on the occasion of Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Republic of Belarus from the Nazi invaders was held in the Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration.
Press conference for the International Day of Yoga at the GDIP Media Center
On June 18, 2019, at the GDIP Media Center, a press conference was organized by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of India to Ukraine Partha Satpathi to celebrate of the International Day of Yoga and the Festival which will take place this Saturday in the Mariinsky Park.
The Ambassador Elena Leticia Teresa Mikusinski held a diplomatic reception, the world-famous Argentine singer Gerónimo Rauch became an honored guest
The Column Hall of the Kyiv City State Administration on June 11 welcomed guests of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic to Ukraine on the occasion of a national day. The Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, representatives of the government and its agencies, partners of the embassy, the business community and the media lined up to congratulate the head of a foreign diplomatic institution and express their greetingss to friendly Argentina.
Indian tea. The Ambassador of India talks about the traditions of tea drinking
On May 29, 2019, under the auspices of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of India to Ukraine Partha Satpathi, an evening dedicated to Indian culture, cuisine and tea took place. The purpose of the event was the popularization of Indian traditions.
Turkmenistan initiative and UN support for the preservation of the Aral Sea
On the 28th of May 2019, the 85th plenary meeting of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly was held in the headquarters of the United Nations with participation of plenipotentiary representatives of the Organizations’ member-states.
Official Iftar of DUMU 2019. The slogan of this Radaman month is "Mercy"
According to many years of good tradition, especially to the beginning of the Holy Month Ramadan, the Clerical Board of Ukraine's Muslims organized a gala dinner - Iftar in the capital of Ukraine. The purpose of the evening was to emphasize the importance of the most important month for all Muslims...
Diplomats joined the charity golf tournament
The international Golf Tournament "Diplomatic Golf for Good by Volvo" was held on May 18, 2019, on the territory of Kiev Golf Club "GolfStream".
One more "Diplomatic Greetings" project. The Ambassador of Afghanistan to Ukraine welcomes!
Students of the "School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat" at the Institute of International Relations of the Kyiv National University Taras Shevchenko and the National University of Ostroh Academy maid a visit to the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Ukraine. The event took place within the framework of the OUTLOOK and GDIP project "Diplomatic Greetings".
GDIP celebrates its 27th anniversary and the Diplomats offer congratulations!
On May 16, 2019, Embroidery Day and the 27th anniversary of the founding of the State Enterprise “Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions” were celebrated at the Kyiv National Academic Operetta Theatre.
Grunnlovsdag. Ambassador Ole Terje Horpestad met guests on the occasion of a national holiday
The celebration of the Norwegian Constitution Day was held in the heart of the capital! The Embassy was the initiator of the reception.
Charitable dance. Foreign diplomats attended the annual ball in the IIR
The Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv and personally the director Valerii Kopiika invited everyone to support the student initiative of the Charity Ball IIR-2019.
Jazz from Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani Embassy in Ukraine traditionally in May presents a music evening to Kyivites
The annual jazz festival on the initiative of the Azerbaijani Embassy was held in the Heydar Aliyev Park in Kyiv. The best musicians arrived in the capital to please the Ukrainians who enjoy jazz art.
Know Ukrainians: Chrystia Freeland
In today continuation of our rubrics about the famous Ukrainians who have changed the world here and now, we would like to tell about incredibly dynamic Chrystia Freeland. She is journalist, writer and currently known as the successful politician. Having ethnic belonging to Ukraine, she fluently speaks the national language representing a wonderful example of a strong will.
The Embassy of the Argentine Republic celebrates the ninth anniversary of Malbec World Day
On April 24, the official celebration of Malbec World Day, the most famous Argentine wine, was held in Kyiv. On its ninth anniversary, Malbec Day was celebrated under the motto: "Elegance does not require perfection".
Within the framework of the Diplomatic Greetings project students from the School of Young Ukrainian Diplomat from Kharkiv and the School for Young Ukrainian Diplomat from Kyiv talked with the Ambassadors of Georgia and the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine
On April 23, 2019, OUTLOOK and the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions (GDIP) organised a meeting for students and youth with diplomats, Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia and the Kingdom of Norway to Ukraine Gela Dumbadze and Ole Terje Horpestad.
Wives of foreign diplomats attended the lecture dedicated to Ukrainian traditions
On Wednesday, April 9, 2019, on the initiative and organizational support of the SE "Directorate General for Rendering Services for Diplomatic Missions", the international women's club ASCK in the National Centre of Folk Culture "Museum of Ivan Gonchar" a lecture dedicated to the traditional Ukrainian women's dress was held.
Public Lecture of the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Georgia to Ukraine Gela Dumbadze at the GDIP Media Center
On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, a public lecture by the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Ukraine, Permanent Representative for GUAM - Gela Dumbadze, was held at GDIP Media Center of the Directorate-General for Rendering Services to Diplomatic Missions. The lecture was devoted to the events that took place in Georgia 30 years ago, April 7-9, 1989.
The evening of jazz and art from the Embassy of Georgia in Ukraine
Georgia is associated with constant hospitable people, rich history and traditions. Today, Georgian culture is at its peak, and the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia is sincerely proud of this, and he invited fellow diplomats, representatives of the Ukrainian authorities, representatives of the Georgian diaspora and partners to enjoy an evening of jazz and art on April 11, 2019.
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