On March 21, 2012, Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Olexander Motsyk started his working visit to Connecticut.
The Ambassador met with Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and discussed the issues of trans-regional, economic and cultural cooperation. In particular, the above issues included launching of trans-regional ties between Connecticut and Zhytomyr Oblast’, cooperation in the sphere of precision engineering and aircraft industry as well as cultural and art events of the Ukrainian community of Connecticut.
O.Motsyk also participated in the round table discussion with the leading Connecticut business-companies. The Ambassador informed the U.S. businessmen about an investment potential of Ukraine and answered numerous questions on the opportunities of Ukraine-U.S. cooperation in the sphere of agriculture, alternative types of energy, coal industry, aircraft engineering and finances.
A cultural part of the Ambassador’s visit to Connecticut included his attendance of “Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School” where he opened a travelling exhibition of Ukrainian children drawings dedicated to the 20th anniversary of Ukraine’s independence. The exhibition involved the drawings of the children from Ukrainian families of Texas, Ohio, Maryland, Pennsylvania and various regions of Ukraine such as: Dnipropetrovsk, Chernihiv and L’viv. The management of the above art school and Ambassador O.Motsyk agreed to organize children drawing contest on the occasion of the 20-th anniversary of the Ukraine-U.S. diplomatic relations and to launch cooperation between this learning facility and one of Ukrainian art schools.
In addition to that, the Ambassador visited world-known Yale University where he delivered a speech for students and faculty staff entitled “National and Foreign Policy of Ukraine. Ukraine-U.S. relations”.
At his meeting with the Yale university presidentship O.Motsyk discussed the issues of launching a partnership in science-and-education sphere between this university and Ukrainian universities with respect to students’ and faculty exchange programs.