Arseniy Yatsenyuk received WJC delegation
27.08.2015 | 12:49

On Thursday, August 27, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk held a meeting with a delegation of the World Jewish Congress headed by CEO Robert Singer.

Robert Singer spoke about the activities of the World Jewish Congress in the field of defending global peace and dialogue between peoples and religions.

The Secretary General of the World Jewish Congress commended the efforts of the Government of Ukraine directed to the promotion of cooperation and understanding between various ethnic and religious groups within the country. He noted that such a conclusion was not only a result of analyzing the situation in Ukraine, but also his meetings with religious leaders, Jewish activists, representatives of various social groups in Ukraine.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that the consistent struggle of the Ukrainian Government against anti-Semitism and all forms of xenophobia, racism and chauvinism constitute an integral part of a deep strategy of the Ukrainian state called to promote fundamental rights and freedoms and unity of the Ukrainian society. The Prime Minister stressed that this strategy is based on the devotion of the citizens of Ukraine to the values of human dignity, freedom and justice.

The parties discussed a number of issues relating to the international relations, the problems as a result of aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as issues of Jewish community in Ukraine. Peculiar attention was paid to the preparations for the marking of the 75th anniversary of the Babi Yar tragedy in September of next year.

In the meeting were participating Vice-Presidents of the World Jewish Congress Andrey Adamovsky and Boris Fuchsmann, as well as Advisors to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Viktor Yelensky and Yosyf Zisels.


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