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Odessa, 07 OCTOBER 2016, CONTEXT-Prichernomorie Following the meeting with Prime Minister of Moldova Pavel Philip at the check point «Mayaki Palanka Udobnoye» the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced the intention to «dramatically intensify political, economic, trade, cultural, customs, border and other forms of cooperation» between the two countries, the correspondent of IA «Context-Prichernomorie» reports. // more

On the evening of July 15th, a faction of the Turkish Armed Forces attempted to stage a coup in various cities of Turkey, particularly in Ankara and Istanbul. // more

March 17 the first Deputy Chairman of the Odessa Regional State Administration Volodymyr Zhmak held the official meeting with the Head of the Directorate of Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office Guillaume Rose. The meeting was attended by members of the Department, the Agency for Investment and Development of Odessa Regional State Administration and representatives of the Tourism Development Agency of the Republic of France (AtoutFrance) in Russia and CIS countries. // more

It is a particular joy for us to celebrate today, together with you, Greek National holiday in the beautiful and historic Odessa. As you know, March 25, 1821 is an important milestone in the history of modern Greece. // more

The issue of the conclusion of a partnership between Odessa and the Georgian city of Batumi is planned to be submitted to the Odessa City Council session. // more

International Election Observers CIS-EMO have not been allowed to Moldova in Palanca (Stefan-Voda District, Moldova). CIS-EMO Information Department noted that the International Organization for election observation mission CIS-EMO (Commonwealth of the Independent States ― Election Monitoring Organization) were invited by the leadership of the Gagauz autonomy (Moldova) to monitor the referendum which will be held on February 2 in the autonomy. // more

The Chairman of the Odesa Regional State Administration Mykola Skoryk has met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria Kristian Vigenin. // more

International conference Ukraine and Romania: Partners or Competitors? took place in Odesa 14 October. It was organized jointly by Odesa Branch of National Institute for Strategic Studies, Friedrich Ebert Foundation Representation in Ukraine and General Consul of Romania in Odesa. // more

The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Ukraine Mr Mohammad Akbar Mohammadi has arrived for official visit to Odesa. // more

The Deputy Head of the Department of Foreign Economic Activity and European Integration of Odesa Regional State Administration Anastasia Andronova has stated that the Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013 is focusing on creating the conditions for investment activities. // more

Practical aspects of the interaction of law enforcement of Russia and Ukraine are discussing today, 24 September, in Odesa, during the joint board of Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine and the Ministry of Interior of the Russian Federation. // more

The Consul General of the Turkish Republic in Odesa Mr Huseyin Ergani is leaving Odessa due to the finish of his diplomatic mission. 1 August, 2013, the Consul General of the Turkish Republic in Odesa Mr Huseyin Ergani visited Odesa City Hall and held an official meeting with Odesa City First Deputy Mayor Mykola Ilchenko. // more

28th BSEC meeting held in Odesa  Jun 25 2013, 15:00

BSEC Chairman-in-Office and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.E. Mr. Leonid Kozhara chaired the meeting. In the working session of the meeting, the Ministers exchanged views on issues regarding the region and the Organization. // more

International Conference Visegrad Four Eastern Partnership: on the way to the Vilnius summit is taking place today, 17 June, in Odesa. The event was organized by the Research Centre of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association and the National Institute for Strategic Studies. // more

Honorary Consulate of Latvia is planned to be opened in Odesa in 2014. Acting first deputy mayor of Odesa Kyrylo Shalamay met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Latvia to Ukraine Argita Daudze. During the meeting the parties discussed the possibility of the development of bilateral cooperation. A significant step towards the implementation of cooperation will be the opening of the Honorary Consulate of Latvia in Odesa, scheduled for 2014. // more

At the invitation of the People's Deputy of Ukraine Anton Kisse, Bulgarian Vice President Margarita Popova will visit Odesa region on a working visit. // more

In the framework of the working visit to Ukraine, President of Latvia Andris Bērziņš has visited Odesa 15 March. // more

It is expected to sign a memorandum on the exchange of experience between the Odesa Commercial Sea Port, and the Port of Ventspils, Latvia.  // more

The solemn opening of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania was held 18 February in Odesa. The opening ceremony was attended by the Honorary Consul of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Odesa Elena Drutis, MFA Representative in Odesa Konstantin Rzhepishevsky, Odesa Mayor Oleksiy Kostusev, the representatives of foreign diplomatic missions and others. // more

The bilateral Ukrainian-American meeting of experts on export control and border security has been held in the frontier service Odesa at the Odesa Commercial Sea Port. The Ukrainian side was presented by the representatives of the State Border Service, headed by the Deputy Commander of the Southern Regional Office of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine for International Cooperation, Lt. Col. Fedir Belinsky, senior officials of the customs point Odesa-Port of Yuzhny Custom and post of environmental control of the Odesa State Ecological Inspectorate. The American side was presented by the leader of the Export Control and Border Security Programme (EXBS, US State Department), Mr. James Kelly, the expert on the control of the global trade of SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions (USA), Mr Richard Young and others. // more

The Second Charitable Diplomatic Christmas Fair took place 16 December at Odesa Commercial Sea Port Exhibition Complex.
Almost all diplomatic missions, the national diasporas and series of enterprises of the region invited guests to join to the cultural traditions of other nations.
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19th Advisory Board Meeting (ABM) of the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) has been held today, 22 November, in Odesa. Ambassador of the EU Delegation to Ukraine Ian Tombinsky chaired the meeting. The Ambassador noted the achievements of the Mission and its Moldovan and Ukrainian partners, and said EUBAM carries out as the important regional player. // more

The Stele Massalia in honor of the twin city Marseille will be opened in Odesa in 2013.This sculpture will be the gift from Marseille to Odesa. A few years ago, the French architect Michel Perloff, with the support of the French Cultural Centre Alliance Française, proposed to establish a symbolic stele Massalia. The name of composition is the old Greek name of Marseille. According to the architect, this sculptural composition will be a symbol of the same origin of the twin cities. // more

Odesa region delegation has held the presentation of economic and investment potential of the region at the meeting of The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. 2 ― 4 October, the Odesa region delegation visited Strasbourg, France, in order to present economic and investment potential of Odesa region in the framework of the meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. // more

Odesa mayor meets Japanese envoy  Sep 10 2012, 16:42

Today, Odesa Mayor Oleksiy Kostusev has held a meeting with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine Mr Toichi Sakata. The envoy came to Odesa for the first time. The diplomat said that the development of relations at the local level between individual cities and regions is no less important than cooperation at the state level. // more

The Assembly of European Regions (AER) gathered for its 3rd Summit of the Black Sea regions bordering the Black Sea, experts and representatives of the European Union. The 70 participants unanimously recognized the importance of interregional cooperation, both from a geostrategic and environmental point of view. // more

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Ambassadors from 27 EU member states have visited the European Union Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine headquarters in Odesa. // more

he First Charitable Diplomatic Christmas Fair is taking place in Odesa. // more

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