The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Korniienko presented the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Duarte Pacheco with a Certificate of Merit of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine for his significant personal contribution to strengthening the international authority of Ukraine and active work to provide effective assistance to Ukraine in the context of russian armed aggression.
“We highly appreciate all the decisions, support and actions for Ukrainians. We thank you for your steadfast stance and important steps towards justice,” said Oleksandr Korniienko.
For reference. Duarte Pacheco is the President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU). Prior to that, he was the Chairman of the Geopolitical Group of Twelve Plus (2017-2020).
In September 2022, together with the Vice-President of the Union, Cecilia Widegren, he visited Kyiv region, in particular, Andriivka, Borodianka and Irpin, as part of a working visit to Ukraine.
Following the start of russian aggression, the IPU issued a strong statement condemning russia’s invasion of Ukraine.