On February 28, 2017 a solemn reception on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China was held in the premise of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries in Beijing.
The event was attended by the representatives of governmental, parliamentary, business, cultural circles of China, as well as those of the Ukrainian community in China.
In his speech Ambassador Oleg Dyomin stressed that the unique history and Chinese people’s incomparable culture as well as its eternal aspirations of freedom and independence have always been highly respected in Ukraine.
Deputy Head of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries Sung Jing emphasized that our peoples are united by the old relations and traditional friendship. According to him, the caravans of camels on the ancient Silk Road were the first witnesses of the Ukrainian-Chinese contacts’ birth, the heartfelt sympathy to each other was tempered in fierce fighting of Ukrainian and Chinese people against fascism. The highly qualified specialists from Ukraine traveled to the Far East with a sincere desire to help in developing of new China.
During the event a famous Chinese sculptor, author of the monument to Taras Shevchenko in the Chinese capital Yuan Sikun was awarded with honors "People's Ambassador of Ukraine" by the head of Ukrainian diplomatic mission in Beijing.
Oleg Dyomin and Mrs. Lin Wengyi, Deputy Head of the National People's Political Council, solemnly presented a commemorative envelope with special cancellations to the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China.
The participants in the reception enjoyed the exposition of a famous Ukrainian master H.Nazarenko, who also held a master class of Petrykivka painting for every volunteers.
A famous Chinese men band performed for the guests a series of traditional Chinese songs.
The event was widely covered by central Chinese mass media.