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.
“It is a great event to open the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania. This month, the President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych has visited Lithuania. This visit is very important for us, especially since Lithuania will preside at European Union the second half of the year. We pin hopes on the Lithuanian Presidency and the Vilnius summit. It is the hope for Ukraine, which is associated with the signing of the Association Agreement”, Konstantin Rzhepishevsky noted.
“I will try to do everything to ensure our country, our people to become closer”, Elena Drutis emphasized.