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28 July, 2011

Dr. Ihor Turchyn, Head of Mission, Diplomatic Representative Office of Ukraine to the Palestinian National Authority Visits Bethlehem University

Ihor TurchynBethlehem, Palestine - On July 27th, Dr. Ihor Turchyn visited the Bethlehem University campus, hosted by Br. Robert Smith, Vice President of Academic Affairs, who was delighted by the visit and familiarized him with the university and explained various aspects of university activities and events.

Dr. Turchyn expressed the desire to explore possiblities for cooperation between Bethlehem University and universities in the Ukraine, pointing out the already strong academic link established between Palestinian students who have studied in the Ukraine.

Br. Robert expressed thanks to Dr. Turchyn and to the people of Ukraine for their support of Palestine and expressed Bethlehem University's willingness to explore various kinds of cross-cultural, educational, and research-based exchange and cooperative programs. It is hoped that Ukrainian President, H.E. Viktor Yanukovych will, in December, visit Palestine and Bethlehem, where it is determined that a Ukrainian Cultural Center will be established.


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