Lviv and Israel extend cooperation

On 28th of May official opening ceremony of the Honorary Consulate of the State of Israel took place in Lviv.

A lot of officials visited the ceremony in order to congratulate Oleg Vyshniakov, the Honorary Consul, on this event, including Sergii Kyslytsia, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Eliav Belotserkovski, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the State of Israel, Genadii Nadolenko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine, Tali Ploskov, Head of Parliamentary Israel-Ukraine Contact Group, Sofa Landver, Member of the Knesset.

Ceremonial event was also visited by Oleg Synyutka, Head of Lviv Regional State Administration, Andriy Sadovyi, Lviv City Mayor, Honorary Consuls of foreign countries, representatives of Regional Administrations, members of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Ukrainian Parliament), public figures and representatives of Jewish communities in Lviv.

The opening of the Honorary Consulate of the State of Israel in Lviv is a milestone event.

“The nations of Israel and Ukraine are the strongest in spirit. Israel is the country of true democracy and fights everyday battle with an aggressor. Moreover, Israel helps us in our battle too”, Sergii Kyslytsia stressed in his speech.

“My principal task for today is the development of economic, cultural, educational and humanitarian ties between the two countries. Israelis know firsthand what does war on your own territory mean. Israel is an expert in issue of safety and I want this experience to be shared with Ukraine”, Oleg Vyshniakov noted during the opening ceremony.

Mr. Vyshniakov took an office in November and with the help and support of the Embassy of the State of Israel has already carried out a range of really important projects.

Amenities of a direct flight, provided by the UIA, were duly appreciated by the Israeli guests and more than 20 representatives of Israeli mass media, who came to Ukraine using above-mentioned flight. Due to joint efforts of the Honorary Consul, Lviv City and Region State Administrations, direct weekly flight Lviv-Tel-Aviv-Lviv facilitates the communication between Israel and Western Ukraine. The Honorary Consulate holds a range of events under its patronage, for example, regular seminars given by Israeli specialists for Ukrainian psychologists, who work with war victims; numerous cultural events, including Day of Israel celebration and concerts of Israeli performers; economic conferences and business forums etc.

From now on 36/3 Gasova str. embodies a small piece of Israel in Lviv and always welcomes guests.