Odessa, 21 JANUARY 2017, CONTEXT-Prichernomorie — Launched on 20 January, the Festival of Chinese cinema in Odessa has opened a number of cultural events dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and China, the correspondent of IA «Context-Prichernomorie» reports.
On January 20 at the official opening ceremony of the film festival said Consul General of the Chinese national Republic in Odessa Ms. Zhao Xiangrong.
In interview to the correspondent of the Agency, the Consul General noted that the holding of the first festival of Chinese cinema at the Odessa film Studio marks the beginning of a series of events and many cultural programs between China and Ukraine.
«People, of course, require a strong business relationship, but really get to know and discover each other's soul, they can only through culture», — said the Chinese diplomat.
Ms. Xiangrong also said that on 4 February, with the support of the Consulate General of PRC in Odessa will be held a massive event for the citizens of Odessa and guests of the city, which will act as the master of kung fu and master classes on Chinese cooking.
Consul General also called very positive for the development of friendly relations between our countries that Ukraine introduced a simplified regime for issuing visas for Chinese citizens coming to our country — now they can get an entry permit directly at the Odessa airport.
In addition, in March and May, activity is expected to increase mutual tourist flow, because the Department of International Relations of the Odessa City Council held a job at the presentation of the brand «Odessa Tourism».
And in Odessa today study 500 students and work more than 2 thousand businessmen from China.