Ambassador Sumi visited Donetsk and Luhansk regions

2017/10/31
  On October 30-31, Ambassador of Japan Shigeki Sumi visited Kramatorsk city in Donetsk region and Sievierodonetsk in Luhansk region in order to participate in the sakura planting ceremonies held within the framework of the Year of Japan in Ukraine, as well as to inspect the project sites where Japan’s assistance for the reconstruction of eastern Ukraine is implemented in cooperation with IOM.
  In his speech during the sakura planting ceremony, Ambassador Sumi said that Japan has been actively supporting eastern Ukraine, and very good relations have been built. He also noted that the trees presented are symbols of friendship between Japan and Ukraine and expressed hopes that local citizens would remember about the friendly relations between our countries every year in spring when sakura trees bloom. 
 


Ambassador Sumi planting sakura in Kramatorsk together with the Head of Donetsk State Administration Pavlo Zhebrivskyi


Commemorative plate in Kramatorsk


Ambassador Sumi inspecting the Siversk Culture Center being renovated with financial support from Japan in cooperation with IOM


Ambassador Sumi planting sakura in Sievierodonetsk together with the Head of Luhansk State Administration Yurii Harbuz


Commemorative plate in Sievierodonetsk


Ambassador Sumi inspecting the Sievierodonetsk Library for Youth renovated with financial support from Japan in cooperation with IOM


Ambassador Sumi participating in the tea ceremony at the Sievierodonetsk Library for Youth renovated with financial support from Japan in cooperation with IOM


Ambassador Sumi delivering an opening speech before the concert of Tempei Nakamura at the Sievierodonetsk Regional Music School