On 23 May, 2018 Deputy Minister Vasyl Bodnar opened an Art Exhibition dedicated to the 55th anniversary of the founding of the Organization of African Unity – Africa Day 2018 on the premises of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
The vivid and authentic exhibits (paintings, wooden figurines, tapestries, traditional masks etc.) created by various African artists were kindly provided by Embassies and Honorary Consulates of the African States to Ukraine, the NGO African Council in Ukraine.
«We are proud to be bound with the African continent by many historical ties. Ukraine, with its significant contribution to the development of industrial and educational potential and resolution of conflicts in Africa, having the observer status in the African Union, is ready to strengthen further bilateral and multilateral partnership with the African countries in all spheres of mutual interests» - said Mr. Vasyl Bodnar in his opening remarks.
The opening ceremony was attended by people’s deputies of Ukraine, ambassadors of foreign countries and heads of missions of international organizations in Ukraine, diplomats, representatives of African associations and communities in Ukraine, artists, NGOs.
The exhibition is one of the events that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine planned to hold as part of celebrating of Africa Day this year.