UWC President Eugene Czolij concluded visit to Tunisia
On 17-19 October 2018, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij concluded a working visit to Tunisia in order to promote ties with the Ukrainian community and discuss topical Ukrainian issues with Tunisian high-ranking officials.
The UWC President met with the Chair and Vice Chair of the Ukraine Friendship Group in the Assembly of People’s Representatives (Parliament) of Tunisia. Eugene Czolij thanked Tunisia for voting in favour of Resolution № 28/262 on the territorial integrity of Ukraine adopted on 27 March 2014 by the United Nations General Assembly. He also informed about the reform process in Ukraine and encouraged the strengthening of political and economic relations between the two countries. Specifically, he called for the opening of a Tunisian consulate in Kyiv and introduction of a visa-free regime for Ukrainians travelling to Tunisia, which would contribute to the growth of tourism in Tunisia.
During his community meeting at the Embassy of Ukraine in Tunisia, Eugene Czolij presented the activities of the UWC. In turn, the UWC President learned from Ukrainian community activists about the newly registered Community organization of Ukrainians abroad “Berehynia” led by Natalya Chernenko, and the specifics of the life of Ukrainians in Tunisia including their achievements and needs.
During his visit, the UWC President also met the Ambassador of Ukraine to Libya and Tunisia, Mykola Nahornyi, who accompanied him to meetings.
“The Ukrainian World Congress welcomes the newly registered Community organization of Ukrainians abroad “Berehynia” and looks forward to its productive and close cooperation in the future,” said UWC President Eugene Czolij.
List of individuals with whom the UWC President met:
Nahornyi Mykola, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Libya and Tunisia
Sould Amal, Chair of the Ukraine Friendship Group in the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Tunisia
Zghondi Ridha, Vice Chair of the Ukraine Friendship Group in the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Tunisia and Chair of the Committee on Freedoms, Rights and External Relations in the Assembly of People’s Representatives of Tunisia
In the photo from left: R.Zghondi, A. Sould andE. Czolij