On April 5, 2016 Deputy Minister – Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Vadym Prystaiko held a meeting with the Great Chancellor (Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs) of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager. This visit is the first one that takes place on high level since establishing of diplomatic relations in 2008.
Discussion was focused on expansion of the existing network of the Order’s institutions in Ukraine, particularly by signing relevant agreement on cooperation.
Vadym Prystaiko expressed gratitude for the assistance provided by agencies of the Order of Malta primarily to the internally displaced persons, orphan children, needy, disabled people and the aged ones. In his turn, Prime Minister of the Order declared determination to increase charitable assistance to our State.
In the course of his visit A.Boeselager participated in international conference “Order of Malta and Ukraine: history, actuality, perspectives” called upon to expand bilateral cooperation, namely in health care, social assistance, managing emergency aftermath.