On May 4th, Mr. Du Mingyao, Executive Secretary General of the Silk Road Cities Alliance, was invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony of the Ukrainian-Chinese Cultural Exchange Center. With the joint support of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ukrainian Embassy in China, the Shunyi District Development and Reform Commission and other departments, the foundation for the construction of the Ukrainian-Chinese Cultural Exchange Center was officially laid in Shunyi Gaoli on the same day. The construction is expected to be completed this autumn. The center will become an important new platform for cultural exchange between Ukraine and China.
Ukraine’s Ambassador to China, His Excellency Mr. Oleg Dyomin, expressed his congratulations on the opening of the center, and high hopes for an active role of the center in displaying the unique culture of Ukraine as well as promoting cultural exchanges between Ukraine and China. In his speech, the Ambassador also expressed his appreciation to the Silk Road Cities Alliance as a partner of the Ukrainian Embassy for its tireless efforts in promoting pragmatic cooperation in cultural and health fields between Ukraine and China.