Klimkin paid tribute to the Great Kobzar on the eve of his 203rd birthday anniversary, the press service said.

Read alsoKlimkin to meet Tillerson in Washington D.C. March 7On March 6, Klimkin met with experts from leading think tanks in Washington, D.C. These meetings will precede formal talks at the U.S. Department of State and the White House, scheduled for March 7, 2017.

On March 7, Klimkin will participate as a witness before the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Appropriations in a hearing on "Russian Policies & Intentions Toward Specific European Countries."