Representatives of the Faculty of Foreign Philology met with the Secretary of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Ukraine
Last week, Ariel Max Sanchez Romero, Secretary of the Embassy of the Argentine Republic in Ukrainehas visited the Faculty of Foreign Philology. This visit took place within the framework of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the opening of the Embassy of Argentina in Ukraine. He met with the dean of the Faculty of Foreign Philology Halyna Moroshkina, professors and students of the faculty.
During the meeting with students of the professional direction “Language and Literature (Spanish)” and professors of the Department of Romance Philology and Translation, Mr. Sánchez Romero spoke about the main stages of the formation of nearly a century of diplomatic and partnership relations between Ukraine and Argentina.
He mentioned that Argentina was the first country in the world which recognized political independence of Ukraine in 1991. Since then, the two countries have begun to build business and friendly relations. It is worth noting that the Ukrainian diaspora in Argentina has about 300,000 people. Ukrainians, according to the secretary, made a significant contribution to the development of the economy and culture of the country.
About 30 agreements were concluded between Ukraine and the Argentine Republic, among them the Agreement on the recognition of university degrees.
Mr. Secretary told about educational, cultural and literary programs that are funded by the government of Argentina. For example, the literary translation support program, which provides financial support for translations into foreign languages of 150 literary works of Argentine authors. Founded in 2009, the “Program of the South” facilitated the translation into Ukrainian of many works of Argentine writers and poets, both famous classics of Argentine literature and young authors.
Students and professors had the opportunity not only to enjoy the story of Mr. Sanchez Romero, but also to ask him questions. So, Mr. Secretary was asked about his impressions about Ukraine and Ukrainian, about the dishes of national Ukrainian cuisine, which he really liked, and the Ukrainian cities that he visited.
At the end of the meeting, those present were pleasantly surprised by the surprise prepared by the artists of the Zaporizhzhia dance studio “Sentido”. They performed the Argentine tango, which is considered the calling card of Argentina.
During the visit, Mr. Sanchez Romero also met with the dean of the Faculty of Foreign Philology, associate professor Halyna Moroshkina. The Secretary gave the faculty as a gift for the book of Argentine writers in the Ukrainian translation and expressed gratitude for the warm welcome, once again recalling the friendly and fruitful relations between Ukraine and Argentina.