On October 18, 2012 Ukraine’s Ambassador to the US Olexander Motsyk visited Columbia University in the City of New York, one of the leading universities of the world.
During the visit O.Motsyk delivered a lecture for students and faculty on major priorities of Ukraine’s national and foreign policy. In particular, the Ambassador elaborated on the status of systemic reforms in our country, preparation for the parliamentary elections, relations with the EU, US and Russia. O.Motsyk emphasized that Ukraine’s government takes all necessary measures to ensure free, democratic and transparent elections. He reiterated that European integration priority is a major course of Ukraine’s foreign policy and underlined strategic nature of relations with the United States and Russia.
At the meeting with Director of the Harriman Institute Kimberly Marten the Ambassador learnt of the main areas of Ukraine’s research issues conducted at the facility.
The head of the diplomatic mission checked out university library stock that holds second largest collection of Ukrainian literature in the US.
University’s Vice President for Information Services James G. Neal informed the Ambassador about R&D work being done at the University including that of Ukrainian researchers.
O.Motsyk handed over to the library literature about Ukraine.
During the meetings with the university leadership they also discussed issues of further development of cooperation between Columbia University and Ukrainian institutions of higher education.