On 1-13 August 2017, in the invite associated with the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO), Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij along with his partner Anna fulfilled their very very first trip to Australia, during that he visited Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Hobart to provide present Ukrainian dilemmas to governing that is australian and strengthen ties utilizing the local Ukrainian Churches and community.
Eugene Czolij received awareness of the good developments in Ukraine, which can be earnestly reforming, modernizing and combatting corruption, while offering great possibilities for financial development.
The UWC President thanked Australia for supporting Ukraine in countering Russian aggression, which is a global threat, and urged Australia to provide further support to Ukraine in protecting its territorial integrity. The UWC President encouraged the Prime Minister of Australia to visit Ukraine, and underlined the importance of an active Australia-Ukraine Parliamentary Group and its Chair visiting Ukraine during the meetings with Australian high-ranking government officials that took place on 7 and 9 August 2017 in Canberra, and 1 and 10 August 2017 in Melbourne. The UWC President was accompanied by UWC Secretary-General and Chairman of AFUO Stefan Romaniw during these meetings. The Ambassador of Ukraine to Australia Mykola Kulinich additionally participated into the conferences in Canberra.
1 2017, Melbourne august
- Had a gathering utilizing the President associated with the Council that is legislative of Bruce Atkinson together with Speaker associated with the Legislative construction of Victoria Brooks Colin; and
- Had a gathering with people in the AFUO Board and community leaders in Melbourne arranged by UWC Secretary-General and AFUO Chairman Stefan Romaniw.