On December 12, 2014, in the frame of the annual meeting of Georgetown Business Association in Washington Mayor of the District of Columbia - Vincent C. Gray visited the Embassy of Ukraine.
In his speech V. Gray noted the important role of the Embassy and the local business community in development and deepening of Ukrainian-American economic relations. In his turn, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Olexander Motsyk thanked the Mayor, local authorities and the business community for supporting Ukraine. Notably, the members of the Georgetown Business Association took part in fundraising to support the purchase of modern medical equipment for the Ukrainian hospitals and once again demonstrated readiness to support Ukraine in their work with local and federal U.S. authorities.
About 150 representatives of local businesses and the D.C. Council participated in the event at the Ukrainian Embassy. The guests were informed about the current situation in Ukraine, including the steps of the Ukrainian leadership to peaceful settlement of the conflict and to counter Russian aggression, President Poroshenko’s "Strategy of Reforms - 2020" and the Ukrainian Government's economic policy priorities.
The Mayor of Washington, DC, and Georgetown Business Association leadership made remarks in the Embassy visitors’ book. The Embassy’s building in the historic Georgetown area plays a significant role in the history of Washington D.C. and the United States – here in 1791, the first President of the United States George Washington met with local landowners, which resulted the decision to transfer land to build the future capital of the United States.