Odessa, Ukraine. Photo credit: Wikipedia
Norway has opened a honorary consulate in Odessa, the third largest city in Ukraine, and an important Black Sea port.
The opening ceremony was attended by Ambassador of Norway to Ukraine Mr Ole Terje Horpestad and Deputy Head of Odessa Regional State Administration Vitaliy Svichynsky, the press service of Odessa Regional State Administration reported on Facebook, according to the ukrinform.net website.
“This is the first Honorary Consulate of Norway in Ukraine… The main tasks of Honorary Consul Oleh Fomichov will be the protection and assistance to Norwegian citizens who live in Ukraine or visit this country, as well as the development of friendship between our countries,” the ambassador said.
“Our investors are creating joint ventures, especially in alternative energy. We support the European choice of Ukraine and its territorial integrity,” the ambassador added.