Festive Concert on occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and the LebaneseRepublic took place on December 12, 2012 in the UNESCOPalace in Beirut under organizational support of the Embassy of Ukraine.
Amateur children dancing groups from the Ukrainian Cultural Center NGO, “Zirka” Sport and Dancing Group (Beirut), “Seagull” Sport and Dancing Club (Saida) took part in the concert. Mostly Lebanese children of Ukrainian origin are dancing in those artistic groups. The group of professional dancers from the Al Majd Lebanese Dance Theatre also participated in the concert.
State anthems of both countries were played before the concert. Ambassador Volodymyr Koval and the representative of the Lebanese Foreign Ministry Ambassador Adel Zataar Issa made speeches.
The representative of the Prime Minister and Head of Parliament, Minister of culture of Lebanon, deputies of parliament, diplomatic corps, generals, clergy, prominent persons of culture and education were among more than 500 guests. Representatives of Ukrainian community and their families constituted the majority of guests.