On August 25, 2018, in Addis Ababa, was hold the reception on the occasion of the 27th anniversary of the Independence of Ukraine and the 100th anniversary of the unification of the Ukrainian People's Republic and West Ukrainian People's Republic, which were predecessors of modern Ukraine. The members of Ukrainian community, diplomatic corps and graduates of Ukrainian universities participated in the said event.
Charge d’Affairs of Ukraine to Ethiopia, Mr. Mykhailo Kirichenko delivered a congratulatory speech, in which he highlighted some significant achievements, gained by Ukraine, in particular, the creation a strong and modernized army, which, at costs of lives of its heroes, defends peace, stability, democracy and freedom not only Ukraine, but also in Europe.
Нe also noted that in 2018 Ukraine and the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia celebrate 25th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations and stressed that the main achievement of a quarter of a century of the bilateral relations between our states is the strong friendship among the Ukrainian and Ethiopian peoples.
In the framework of the reception, members of Ukrainian community enjoyed watching Ukrainian movie “Kateryna”, based on the famous poem by Taras Shevchenko.
Previously, on August 23, 2018 in the Embassy of Ukraine was hold Ukraine's National Flag Day.