The First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Oleksandr Korniienko took part in the presentation and discussion of the visionary, advocacy document "Vision of Ukraine 2030: Reforming and Restoring the Social and Humanitarian Sphere", where he delivered a welcoming speech.
First of all, the First Vice-Speaker emphasised the Ukrainian doctrine announced by the President of Ukraine in the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine the day before, which was proposed for discussion by the Ukrainian society at various levels and directions.
"One of the components is spiritual independence, spiritual security and the continuation of the struggle to win in the field of our cultural and humanitarian sphere," said Oleksandr Korniienko, adding that everyone understands what it is all about — the continuation of strengthening national identity.
"The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine will continue to move along this path. We have several more tasks to fulfill: both in terms of spiritual independence and the continuation of our spiritual struggle," said the First Vice Speaker. He added that another task voiced by the President of Ukraine is the issue of financing culture: "We will work to find ways to provide the humanitarian sphere with all the necessary resources."
"Any humanitarian and cultural history in Ukraine begins in the Government Quarter and is implemented in communities," said Oleksandr Korniienko, stressing that it is necessary to maintain this connection and do everything for the sake of community capacity, which will enable the provision of cultural services to residents.
He also raised the issue of the President's submission to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine of the Law of Ukraine "On the Use of English in Ukraine", the implementation of the European Commission's recommendations in the media sector, as well as the existing educational components and their improvement in Ukraine under the martial law regime.
"The initiative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyi on the English language is already being actively discussed. Proposed to hold relevant discussions and conversations in the context of how to improve the mechanism of adding English to our lives and make it effective, rather than making it a policy," said Oleksandr Kornienko.
"Ukraine's European integration will consist of two major parts. First, the implementation of legislation. Secondly, infrastructure projects for communities," said the First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, expressing hope for further fruitful work.
For reference. The purpose of the event is to present the reform and recovery policies in the social and humanitarian sphere of Ukraine by public experts and discuss the document with representatives of the Government, Parliament, international partners and the general public.
The event was organized by the School of Political Analysis of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in partnership with the Reanimation Package of Reforms Coalition under the USAID/ENGAGE activity, which is funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by Pact in Ukraine.