Honorary consulates of Belarus, Turkey, Austria, France and Sri Lanka to open in Kharkov

Kharkov authorities included establishment of honorary Consulates into a draft program of development of international relations, said Viktor Rud’, the director of the International Cooperation Department of the City Council, at the meeting of the profile commission. The program schedules opening in Kharkov honorary consulates of Belarus, Turkey, France, Sri Lanka and Austria.

Viktor Rud’ elaborated on the program. According to the official, the money-saving mode installed for the city authorities makes it difficult to travel abroad to participate in various exhibitions, but the city is trying to preserve its international image accumulated over the previous years.

The city continues working on close ties with Minsk an important partner for Kharkov. For example, one of candidates for the post of Belarus Honorary Consul in Kharkov is a young man who works as a teacher in one of the city's universities; he already passed a number of interviews.

The position of Honorary Turkey Consul contested by two people - this creates a healthy competition. There is an opportunity to open an Honorary Consulate of France based on the Kharkov French Center. Recently, a representative of Sri Lanka came to Kharkov in search for candidates to the position of that country’s Honorary Consul - the position is open to a businessman who can arrange a mutually beneficial cooperation. Austria plans to open its Honorary Consulate in Kharkov, too.

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