UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA
CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
Bishop Daniel Attends a Meeting with the President of Ukraine
On Saturday, September 26, 2015 His Grace Bishop Daniel, representing His Eminence Metropolitan Antony took part in a formal meeting with the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and his wife Maryna, who began the journey to the United States of America for the opening of the 70th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City.
It has become a tradition that every visit of President Poroshenko begins with a short meeting with the representatives of Ukrainian Diaspora in the cities of the formal State visit. This time around, the meeting took place at the Ukrainian Institute in New York City, and it became possible due to the organizational efforts of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America in cooperation with the diplomatic institutions of Ukraine in the US and at the UN.
Meeting with the Ukrainian-American community representatives of NY Metropolitan area, the President stated "…it is increasingly important for Ukrainians to feel the unity of the world today.”
Mr. Poroshenko thanked the Ukrainian community of the United States for the contribution to the development of the Ukrainian army. "We are fighting for the freedom of the world, democracy in the world. That's why we will win," the Head of Ukrainian State emphasized.
"They are true heroes who made a significant contribution to Ukraine's struggle for freedom and are now making a vital contribution to the reformation of the country," he said. “Diaspora makes a great contribution to the international support of Ukraine. Such support is the key to our victory," Petro Poroshenko emphasized.
Prior to the opening of the formal encounter with the President, His Grace Bishop Daniel opened the meeting with a prayer for Ukraine, especially the men and women of Ukrainian armed forces that fulfill their sacred obligation of preservation of the national security and peace in the region. Moreover, Vladyka Daniel offered the words of prayerful greetings to President Poroshenko, as he celebrated his 50th birthday on the day of arrival to the United States of America.