A year has to have a proper start and the OUTLOOK Project had it launched with a working lunch in the residence of the Ambassador of Indonesia to Ukraine Mr. Yuddi Chrisnandi. Representatives of the Embassy proudly presented projects that were organized by Socio-Cultural Department in 2018 and shared plans for the future.
Presentation of the work of the Embassy was delivered by the Head of Socio-Cultural Information Department Gatot Amrih Djemirin; in it he specified both significant events and the ones with public response. Among them there was a vivid opening of copies of Indonesian landmarks in open-air museum in Hydropark. Within the framework of the project, miniature Borobudur Temple, Jakarta Cathedral, Our Lady of Good Health Church, Istiqlal Mosque and Ulun Dan Temple were installed.
Special attention was dedicated to participation of the Embassy in culture and charity events. Among them our Festival of cultures of peoples of the world OUTLOOK WORLD CULTURE FESTIVAL and diplomatic fair Charity Bazaar were mentioned. Within the framework of OWCF, exhibit items and cultural features of Bali and Java islands were presented. Main “character” of the topical area was Barong, purposely brought for the event; authentic music instruments also sparked interest.
Mr. Gatot Amrih Djemirin announced a number of events for 2019 that are planned to be held with active participation of the Embassy. Opening of an unusual art object, Borobudur – a famous monument of Indonesia, will take place in May of this year at the Hryshko National Botanic Garden. Activities of the Embassy are not limited to holding events in Kyiv. This year the Embassy has an intention of celebrating 9th anniversary of installing of the World Peace Gong in Kremenchuk. This memorial sign is an Indonesian symbol for peace and it was installed to commemorate the terrorist attack on Bali Island in 2002. The sound that the gong makes symbolizes the end of war, new beginning and hope for the future.
Ambassador Yuddi Chrisnandi has been accredited in Ukraine for two years (also in Armenia and Georgia). Taking into account the importance of cooperation with the media in promoting Indonesia, within the framework of the meeting he organized presentation of Indonesian cuisine and was gladly sharing with the guests information on various and interesting Indonesian dishes that combine tastes from thousands of islands the country is located on. Tastes of Indonesians differ drastically depending on the region. Thus, for instance, northerners opt for spicier food unlike dwellers of the south; the latter ones have no peers in cooking delights and sweet potatoes, tapioca, coconut and cane sugar.
The Embassy plans to have this kind of tastings for a broad audience in 2019 to introduce Ukrainians to distinctive culinary features of Indonesia. The meeting was participated by the representatives of the leading media of Ukraine, among them 1+1, Inter, 112 channels, printed and online media.
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.
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 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 holiday. 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.
At the bare mention of the word lake, our imagination pictures soothing, nostalgia-laden images of quite pond cosily embraced by the grassy hills. OUTLOOK prepared a selection of the most spectacular lakes, which will change your understanding of this work of nature. Each of them has something to surprise, whether it is unusual water shade, or frightening ability to petrify living creatures.
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.
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.
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...
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".
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.
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.
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.
- Do you want to try some rice? - such a question is greeted by guests in China. And if the owners are also farmers, they can invite you on an unusual excursion and show you the masterpiece of natural art. The grass which we often eat without thinking about its aesthetics, at the time of growing resembles a blanket woven from multi-colored rags ...
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.