Friday, May 30, 2008

Scientific conference on Ukraine - Armenia ties opens in Lviv

An international scientific conference devoted to Armenian - Ukrainian relations has opened at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv.

The conference was called by the Armenian Studies Department of the Michigan University, the Ukrainian Catholic University, the Yatsyk Center of Ukrainian History Studies (Canada's Institute of Ukrainian studies), and Lviv-based department of the Institute of Ukrainian Archeography and Source Study.

Scientists from Canada, Poland, the US, Germany, Hungary, Armenia, Ukraine and other countries have come for the three-day conference.

Uliana Holovach, scientific department head at the Ukrainian Catholic University, told that "on the agenda of the conference are the issues of history, culture, identity of Armenian diaspora in Ukraine and Eastern Europe, its influence on those territories, significance of cultural exchange between peoples, and other aspects of Armenian - Ukrainian relations".