During the congratulatory speech Ambassador Sumi expressed his delight to be able to present the Order of the Rising Sun to Mykhailo Dashkevych, who made a significant contribution to Ukraine-Japan relations. He added that Japan wants to be a real friend of Ukraine in these difficult times and is giving support for various reforms in the country and noted that it was also the work of the First Ambassador of Ukraine to Japan that made it possible to build such Ukraine-Japan relations.
Mykhailo Dashkevych expressed his gratitude for receiving the Order of the Rising Sun and for the words of Ambassador Sumi. He added that he was proud to be able to be the First Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine and contribute into building Ukraine-Japan relations. Mykhailo Dashkevych said he was very glad to take part in the ceremony in this beautiful time when sakura is blooming both in Ukraine and Japan.
Apart from Ambassador Sumi and Mykhailo Dashkevych, the leader of Party of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine Anatoliy Kinakh (in past – Prime Minister of Ukraine), member of Verkhovna Rada Borys Tarasyuk (in the past – Foreign Minister of Ukraine) and members of the Embassy of Japan in Ukraine were present on the ceremony.
Ambassador Sumi awards Mykhailo Dashkevych
with the Order of the Rising Sun and the diploma
Ambassador Sumi during congratulatory speech
Mykhailo Dashkevych during his speech
Congratulatory speech by the leader of Party of Industrialists
and Entrepreneurs of Ukraine Anatoliy Kinakh
(in past – Prime Minister of Ukraine)
Congratulatory speech by member of Verkhovna Rada Borys Tarasyuk
(in the past – Foreign Minister of Ukraine)
Group photo after the ceremony