UzhNU and the Union of Ukrainians of Romania signed a cooperation agreement
The delegation of the Union of Ukrainians of Romania (UUR) had a meeting with the leadership of UzhNU on Friday, October 21, 2022. The parties signed an agreement on cooperation and building a mutually beneficial relationship. The foreign delegation was represented by a member of the Parliament of Romania, the head of the UUR Mykola Myroslav Petretskyi, the general secretary of the UUR Iryna Lyuba Horvat, the first deputy head of the UUR Vasyl Pasenchuk and the deputy head of the UUR Yurii Hleba. The distinguished guests were welcomed by the rector of UzhNU Volodymyr Smolanka, the vice-rector for academic policy and research Myroslava Lendel, the head of the Department of International Relations Oksana Svezhentseva and a senior lecturer of the Department of Classical and Romanian Philology Taras Dacio.
When opening the meeting, Volodymyr Smolanka emphasized, "In these difficult times for Ukraine, we were able to make sure who our real friends were. Therefore, first of all, I would like to thank you, our partners from Romania, who helped us in an extremely difficult moment. We are also grateful to you for the humanitarian aid you have provided for forced migrants and our defenders."
Mykola Myroslav Petretskyi noted, "We thank you, we thank all of Ukraine for what it is doing. You showed an example to the whole world how to get united to fight for your state, your language and traditions. I want to tell you that Ukraine has united Europe even more. The assistance we provide is due to the unity and support of Ukraine in Romania. Humanitarian aid came from completely different people whom we did not know, but who wanted to get involved and help Ukrainians in their time of need. I also want to note that Romania is the first country to condemn the aggression of the russian federation against Ukraine. Moreover, Romania has a clear program of support for displaced people, both in the short term and in the long term."
According to the signed treaty, the parties agreed on cooperation in scientific, technical, humanitarian, cultural and educational spheres.