Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the People’s Republic of China
Abstract. In this interview, Oleh Domin, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the People’s Republic of China, underscores that the PRC is one of the world’s principal economic and political actors with an ever-growing ambition to become a global leader. The political and economic importance of the country, its ability to have an impact at the global and regional levels, and promising prospects of Ukrainian goods in the Chinese market determine Ukrainian foreign policy towards China.
The bilateral relations between Ukraine and China constitute a strategic partnership. China consistently supports the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine. Besides, it is ranked the first among the trade partners of Ukraine in the Asia-Pacific region.
The important areas are investments in Ukrainian infrastructure, which ensure economic development in general, scientific collaboration and development of cutting-edge technologies, Ukraine’s traditional strong suit and an attracting factor for its Chinese partners; cooperation in renewable energy aimed at ensuring energy security of Ukraine.
The Ambassador emphasises that diplomatic missions play a pivotal role in the development of cooperation between the two countries in the realm of culture, as exemplified by the results of the extensive cooperation of the Embassy of Ukraine in the PRC with cultural and art institutions and non-governmental organisations.
The Ukrainian studies in China are gaining momentum. In general terms, the expansion of areas for cultural and humanitarian cooperation between Ukraine and the PRC and rejuvenation of respective contacts provide many favourable opportunities for deepening practical collaboration, strengthening of trust and mutual understanding between the peoples of China and Ukraine.
Keywords: cultural and humanitarian cooperation, mutual understanding, Embassies, Ukraine, the PRC, Ukrainian studios.