Ukrainian authorities will encourage Ukrainian citizens to study the Japanese language and increase cultural and scientific cooperation between the two states, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko stated during his meeting with Ukrainian diaspora in Tokyo.
Poroshenko noted, that cooperation between Japan and Ukraine is developing at a very fast rate.
President expressed his gratitude to Ukrainian diaspora in Tokyo for their involvement in the events happening in Ukraine and, in particular, for financial help Ukrainian diaspora in Japan is providing for ATO forces and IDPs. “It’s good to know, that despite the long distance, you don’t lose your Ukrainian identity”, - Poroshenko said.
Earlier, Poroshenko announced that 2017 will be the year of Japan in Ukraine.
Tomorrow, as part of his official visit to Japan Petro Poroshenko will hold a meeting with the Emperor of Japan Akihito and give an interview to one of local channels.