Jean ROCHE, President of BETEN International, participated in the Forum of Ukrainian Associations and Initiatives organized by the 6th arrondissement City Hall and the Representative Committee of Ukrainian Community in France under the high patronage of His Excellency Mr Oleg SHAMSHUR, Ambassador of Ukraine to France.
The Forum brought together some forty Ukrainian associations operating in various fields: culture, literature, art, medicine, etc. Mr Ambassador welcomed their action and rewarded the most active associations. Thus, Dmytro ATAMANYUK, President of the Association “Medical and Charity Aid France-Ukraine” and BETEN collaborator, was awarded two honorary diplomas for his association’s charitable activities.
From left to right: Mr Oleg Shamshur, Ambassador of Ukraine to France; Mr Jean-Pierre Lecoq, the 6th arrondissement Mayor; Mr Dmytro Atamanyuk, President of the Association “Medical and Charity Aid France-Ukraine”
During the Forum, Mr Jean ROCHE met with Mr Ambassador Oleg SHAMSHUR and the 6th arrondissement Mayor Jean-Pierre LECOQ concerning the possibility of establishing a cooperation between the 6th arrondissement of Paris and Shevchenko district of Kiev. This idea aroused the interest of Mr Ambassador and the 6th arrondissement Mayor. It will be necessary to consider its modalities.
The 6th arrondissement is very symbolic for Ukrainians, because it houses Saint Vladimir Greek Catholic Cathedral, Taras Shevchenko Square and Saint Vladimir Ukrainian School, high places for Ukrainian diaspora. It also hosts the headquarters of several Ukrainian associations: Representative Committee of Ukrainian Community in France (CRCUF), Ukrainian National Alliance in France, Union of Ukrainians in France, Association of Ukrainian Students in France, Association of Ukrainian Women in France, Association of Saint-Volodymyr Ukrainian School of Paris.