Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said Ukraine will open a new consulate in Romania.
During his working visit to Romania, Kuleba met with representatives of the Ukrainian community, according to the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) of Ukraine.
Read alsoTravel amid COVID-19 restrictions: Ukraine updates list of red, green zone countriesThe minister informed the Ukrainians of Romania about the decision to open a new consulate of Ukraine, taking into account the importance of Ukrainian-Romanian relations and the need to support the Ukrainian community of Romania.
"I have decided to open a consulate in the city of Sighetu Marmației. I know this is important, a key place for the Ukrainians in Romania. The new consulate will create access to high-quality services, as well as becoming an instrument of better interaction with you to preserve our culture and strengthen relations between Ukraine and Romania," he said.
Kuleba also invited representatives of the Ukrainian community in Romania to join the development of the new MFA's foreign policy regarding Ukrainians abroad.
"Ukraine needs a new effective policy regarding Ukrainians abroad. Diasporas are changing, territorially expanding, new communities are being added. At the Foreign Ministry, we have begun work on a new policy that we can submit for consideration by the state leadership. I want not only the state to take part in its development, but also Ukrainians abroad. I invite a representative of your community to participate in its development together with the MFA's team," the minister said.
According to Kuleba, people who understand the problems and know how to solve them should enter the body for the development of a new policy regarding Ukrainians abroad.
The foreign minister also presented Chairman of the Union of the Ukrainians of Romania Nicolae-Miroslav Petrețchi with an award from the president of Ukraine for his contribution to the preservation and development of the Ukrainian community.