On 24 August 2015, the Embassy of Ukraine in the People’s Republic of China held an official reception on the occasion of the 24th anniversary of the Independence Day of Ukraine. The participants of the event were more than 250 Chinese, foreign and Ukrainian guests.
The Chinese Side was represented by the Deputy Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National People’s Congress (Parliament), Ms. Zhao Baige, and the Deputy Head (Deputy Minister) of the International Relations Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Mr. Zhou Li. Among guests were Chinese and foreign diplomats, representatives of state bpdies, business and scientific circles, civil society and mass media of China.
The Ukrainian athletes team participating in the 15th World Championship in Athletics, which is taking place these days in Beijing, was the honorary guests of the event. The head of sport delegation, the First Deputy Minister of Youth and Sports of Ukraine, the President of the Athletics Federation of Ukraine, Mr. Ihor Hotsul attended the event.
The Ambassador of Ukraine to the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Oleg Dyomin, made a statement, in which he, in particular, pointed out the openness of Ukraine’s foreign policy. The Ukrainian Ambassador expressed gratitude to China for its support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of our country.
In reply, Ms.Zhao Baige said: “China supports and will continue to support Ukraine in its choice to live in peace and harmony, to work actively for its people’s well-being. The Chinese “one road – one belt” initiative is not only aimed at developing the Chinese economy, but it is meant to contribute to the development of all partner countries. Ukraine’s participation in this project will facilitate to realize its huge potential as well as strengthen the relations between China and Ukraine”.