On March 11, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly during his working trip to the state of Ohio, held a meeting with Frank Jackson, Mayor of Cleveland.
They discussed the prospects of the development of regional cooperation between Ukraine and the U.S. In this context, the Ambassador asked the Mayor to consider the possibility of establishing a sister relationship with one of Ukraine’s regional centers. In his words, it is important to enhance the cooperation with U.S. cities as this allows Ukraine to implement the world’s best practices in the context of the ongoing decentralization reform in our country.
They also agreed that there is significant potential for establishing bilateral practical cooperation, among other things, given Cleveland’s important role in the foreign trade of the United States, its NASA Glenn Research Center and one of the largest medical facilities in the U.S. The Ambassador invited local businesses to invest in Ukraine, launch joint projects in trade and agricultural areas. He also stressed that rehabilitation of Ukrainian soldiers in Cleveland hospitals could become an important sphere of cooperation in view of the city’s advanced medical facilities.
On the occasion of Ambassador’s visit Cleveland’s Mayor signed a Proclamation which recognizes the contribution of the Ukrainian Community in all areas from business to education and expresses the readiness to develop the relationship with Ukraine.