On 28th of May 2012 in the China University of Petroleum (Beijing) a Day of Ukraine-China Friendship took place on the occasion of the 20th anniversary ofestablishment of diplomatic relationsbetween Ukraine and China.
During this Day H.E. Mr. Yurii Kostenko, Ambassador of Ukraine has met Professor Zhang Laibin, President of the University. A solemn meeting attended by University leaders, professors and students has been held as well as a demonstration of film about Ukraine and a photo exhibition dedicated to the anniversary date.
Addressing to the participants of the meeting, Professor Zhang Laibin, President of the University, stressed on importance of a Day of Friendship for further development of Ukrainian-Chinese relations and noted that his University is ready to fully develop cooperation with Ukrainian partners.
Analyzing a development of the bilateral cooperation between our countries, H.E. Mr. Yurii Kostenko, Ambassador of Ukraine, stressed on substantial improvements in relations with China after State Visit to this country of President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych in 2010 and on achievement of the strategic partnership with this leading country in the previous year.
A well-known Ukrainian poetess Mrs. Liudmyla Skyrda has shared with audience her impressions of China, creative experience and achievments and signed to Chinese friends her book of poetry “Melodies of four seasons”.
The University leaders and students have visited a photo exhibition dedicated to the 20th anniversary ofestablishment of diplomatic relationsbetween Ukraine and China and received books and brochures about Ukraine.
H.E. Mr. Yurii Kostenko, Ambassador of Ukraine, officially offered to the University library a number of publications in Chinese language which will allow teachers and students to learn more about Ukraine and achievments of 20 years of Ukraine-China friendship.