Ukraine and Bulgaria have agreed to expedite the opening of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Sofia and the Bulgarian secondary school in Odesa, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said.
“We are talking about more than 200,000 people and the largest Bulgarian community in the world. I want to state very clearly now that Ukrainian Bulgarians are part of the national wealth of Ukraine and an integral part of our society. We agreed with the colleague that we will resolve in a constructive spirit all issues related to education, both with the Ukrainian language in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian language in Ukraine. And today, in order for this process to become very practical, we have agreed and accelerate the opening of the Ukrainian Cultural Center in Sofia and the Bulgarian High School in Odesa,” said Kuleba at a joint briefing with the Bulgarian Foreign Minister in Kyiv on Thursday.
Kuleba also thanked Bulgaria for being a reliable friend and partner of Ukraine on the way to EU and NATO membership.
Earlier, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Ekaterina Zakharieva also laid flowers at the Wall of Memory at the St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral, honoring the memory of the soldiers who died, defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.