The Embassy of Ukraine in China held a reception on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of Ukraine's Independence and the Centennial of the revival of Ukraine’s statehood. The Ukrainian diplomats welcomed almost 300 guests – Chinese officials, foreign diplomats, representatives of international organizations, Ukrainian community, businessmen, artists, Chinese graduates of Ukrainian universities and journalists.
In his opening remarks Ambassador of Ukraine to China Oleg Dyomin appreciated China’s unwavering support to Ukraine’s territorial integrity and expressed his strong belief in further deepening of the Ukraine-China cooperation.
As an honorable guest of the National Day reception Mr.Song Jingwu, Deputy Chairman of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and a member of the Commission on Foreign Affairs of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference greeted the Ukrainians with the National Day and expressed his confidence that “Ukraine and China will seize the historic opportunity presented by the Belt and Road Initiative and work for win-win cooperation by complementing each other’s strengths”.
At the event guests could appreciate the information exhibition on the history of Ukrainian statehood and the paintings exhibition of Ukrainian and Chinese artists, enjoy Ukrainian folk and modern popular songs performed by the trio "Ariana" and the group "Four Brothers", as well as taste Ukrainian traditional food.