Visit of the Consul General of Bulgaria Mr. Svetoslav Nikolov Ivanov to the ONU Rector Professor Vyacheslav Truba

On February 26, 2021, a meeting was held between the newly appointed Rector of the Odessa Mechnikov National University Professor V.I. TRUBA with the Consul General of Bulgaria in Odessa Mr. S.N. IVANOV together with First Secretary Slavyan SIMEONOV. The solemnity of this event was marked by the fact that this meeting was the first official reception of Prof. V.I. TRUBA as the rector of the ONU.

During the meeting the parties have discussed some relevant issues of mutual interest, the main of which is the development of Bulgarian philology at the ONU. Mr. Consul General of Bulgaria especially emphasized the importance of our university in the Bulgarian Language Studies, which is the main national identity component of the Bulgarians in the region.

The Rector of the ONU Prof. V.I. TRUBA has drawn the attention of his Honorable guest to the current state of Bulgarian Studies at our university, expressed his gratitude towards Bulgaria for its readiness to support relevant educational programmes by technical means, assured of caring for the literary heritage of Bulgarian authors in the Scientific Library of the university and informed Consul General about intentions to develop Bulgarian Studies.

The parties touched upon the issues of interaction of the ONU with Bulgarian universities, and have agreed that the relevance of the so-called double degree programmes grows year after year. The Consulate General of Bulgaria has expressed its readiness to facilitate the process of deepening contacts between the ONU and Bulgarian educational institutions.

At the end of the meeting, Mr. Consul General of Bulgaria S.N. IVANOV and the Rector of the ONU Prof. V.I. TRUBA have agreed that nowadays personal contacts are effective as never before when it comes to producing constructive, mutually beneficial approaches to common challenges.

From the side of the Odessa Mechnikov National University was also present the head of International relations office Prof. V.S. GRINEVYCH.


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