On November 5th, 2016 Consul of the Consulate General of Ukraine in San Francisco Oleksandr Krotenko participated in the Reception on the sister-cities relationship of Sebastopol (California state) with the Ukrainian city of Chigirin (Cherkasy region) and the Japanese city of Takeo.
The photo report stands of joint activities and visits of Chyhyryn and Sebastopol delegations were equipped in the room where the event took place. In addition, local Ukrainian singers performed a number of Ukrainian folk songs. More than 300 visitors had the opportunity to taste the Ukrainian national meals.
Within this event Consul met with Mayor of Sebastopol Patrick Slayter and President of the NGO «Sebastopol World Friends» Abigail Evans, who said that due to security concerns in Ukraine in recent years there was a "freezing" of various projects of cooperation with Chyhyryn (particularly related to holding cultural events and students’ exchange). During these and other conversations the Consular Officer stressed on the complete safety of implementation of bilateral projects between Chyhyryn and Sebastopol. Following the event Abigail Evans agreed to organize a trip of the Sebastopol’s delegation to Chyhyryn (preliminary in April 2017).
Holding of this event was important to enhance US-Ukrainian interregional cooperation between Chyhyryn and Sebastopol, as well as to promote Ukrainian culture and traditions in the United States of America.