By Ihor Dolhov, Ukraine's Ambassador Extraordinary and Ple-nipotentiary to the Republic of Turkey
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THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF THE UKRAINE'S EMBASSY IN TURKEY AFTER 10 YEARS OF OPERATION
The recent years in Ukrainian history were especially eventful. Among the milestones are the 10th Anniversary of the country's Independence, and the fifth jubilee of the Constitution of Ukraine being adopted. With due respect to these momentous dates, one should also give another thought to the less significant but, nevertheless, events also highly important and remarkable.
It is ten years on January 3, 2003, since the Embassy of Ukraine was opened in the Republic of Turkey. By making a short excursion into the past one may notice that during this historically insignificant period the two neighboring countries have succeeded not only to develop extensive contacts in every sphere of life, but also to raise to level of constructive partnership in mutual relations. Behind this evolution, there are years of extensive work of numerous relevant institutions and departments in addition to Foreign Ministries and diplomatic representations of both countries. The passport to success, however, became the political will of the leaderships of both states that, having appreciated the true perspectives of partnership, adequately directed the development of bilateral relations.
Celebrations commemorating the anniversary are another opportunity to summarize what had been done so far and to assess the present-day status and perspectives of cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey.
During the recent years the Ukraine-Turkey dialogue became more dynamic and enriched in content, as well as widened its scope considerably. The relations between the countries on the world arena within the present geopolitical realities serve as a sign of Ukraine
and Turkey having much in common. Both countries cooperate fruitfully within the frames of such organizations as the UN, Council of Europe, ... Читать далее