Ukrainian World Congress welcomes the establishment of Ukrainian Parliamentary Committee “Ukrainians in the World”
On September 13, 2019, during a plenary session of the Parliament of Ukraine, First Deputy Chairman Ruslan Stefanchuk announced in the presence of Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) leadership the establishment of the Parliamentary Committee “Ukrainians in the World”.
As noted by Chairman of the Committee Sviatoslav Yurash, the establishment of this important Parliamentary Committee was made possible with the active support of the Ukrainian World Congress and the unity of political parties in improving legislation on issues of concern to Ukrainians worldwide.
“The establishment of a committee in the Parliament of Ukraine that will address the issues affecting Ukrainians throughout the world is a significant step in bringing closer, and improving relations between Ukraine and Ukrainians around the world. It is also an important indicator of the interest of government agencies in ensuring effective interaction with Ukrainians from all over the world. We anticipate fruitful and productive cooperation that will further the growth and development of Ukraine as a successful, independent, self-sufficient, democratic, European state, and the continued consolidation and development of the global Ukrainian community,” stated UWC President Paul Grod.
Representatives of all political parties and independents represented in Parliament have joined the Committee with the exception of the political party “Opposition Platform – For Life!”
“The UWC calls upon all Members of Parliament of Ukraine to join the work of the Parliamentary Committee “Ukrainians in the world”. We are planning to jointly propose draft legislation and amendments to existing laws with the goal of creating favourable conditions for the return of Ukrainians to Ukraine,” commented Paul Grod.