Ukraine, Germany declare 2017-2018 the mutual Years of language

Ukraine, Germany declare 2017-2018 the mutual Years of language

The 2017-2018 academic years will be the Years of Ukrainian language in Germany and German language in Ukraine.

This was announced at a joint press conference following the bilateral talks of Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier, own Ukrinform correspondent in Germany reports.

“I support the idea of declaring the next year the Year of German language in Ukraine and the Year of Ukrainian language in Germany,” Klimkin said.

He clarified that this concerns not the calendar, but the academic year, and so the start of “the mutual Years” is planned to be launched in the middle of 2017.

"I hope that next year we will have the successful Years of languages," said Steinmeier.

Also, Klimkin expressed his gratitude for the continuous support the German Foreign Ministry provides to the Department of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Greifswald.


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