13th Anniversary of Ukraine’s Independence Celebrated at Ukraine Emb


YEREVAN, AUGUST 28. ARMINFO. A ceremony on the occasion of the 13th
anniversary of Ukraine’s independence has been held at the Ukrainian
Embassy in Armenia.

RA Foreign Minister Vardan Oskanyan, who attended the ceremony,
congratulated the Ukrainian people and expressed a hope that
friendship and mutual understanding between Armenia and Ukraine will
be developing to the two people’s benefit. In his turn, Ukrainian
Ambassador to Armenia Vladimir Tyaglo said that Ukraine has marked its
13th anniversary and proved to be a dynamically developing state. The
country is also developing its relations with Armenia. Responding to
journalists’ questions concerning the weak points of bilateral
relations, Tyaglo pointed out that a wide range of issues is currently
being worked out. According to him, Ukraine has not until this year
supplied means of transportation to Armenia. This year, Ukrainian
buses and cars have been supplied to Armenia. The Ukrainian diplomat
added that the bilateral relations are successfully developing in such
spheres as energy, construction, science, and education, the
last-named being exemplary in bilateral relations. Tyaglo said that
this year Armenian children received 17 Ukrainian certificates. Also,
the ancient Armenian epic work “David Sasuntsi” and “Book of Sadness”
by Grigor Narekatsi have been translated into the Ukrainian
language. Tyaglo pointed out that negotiations are currently under way
for intensifying the supply of mixed fodder to Armenia. Although the
transport problem exists and transport expenses exceed all the norms,
the problem will shortly be resolved, the Ambassador said. Tyaglo
also pointed out an increase in the exports of Armenian rubber,
brandy, wines and confectionery to Ukraine. Responding to a question
concerning possible changes in Armenian-Ukrainian relations after the
presidential elections in Ukraine, Tyaglo quoted President Leonid
Kuchma as saying that after the presidential elections there will be
no changes in either domestic or foreign policy of Ukraine.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress