First Ladies of Ukraine, Turkey present Turkish-language audio guide at ‘Sophia of Kyiv’

04 February, 12:05
Culture
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First Lady of Ukraine Olena Zelenska and First Lady of Turkey Emine Erdoğan have presented a Turkish-language audio guide at the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kyiv”.

Ukrinform reports this with reference to the Ukrainian president’s press service.

The First Lady of Turkey arrived in Ukraine in the framework of an official visit of President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on February 3. That day marked the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries. The relevant protocol was signed in 1992.

“But we know that relations between our countries did not begin 30 years ago, they have a centuries-old history," said Olena Zelenska.

She also thanked Mrs. Emine Erdoğan for supporting her initiatives, including the Summit of First Ladies and Gentlemen held on August 23, 2021 in Kyiv.

"Without real political power, the spouses of world leaders instead have the tools of soft power," she said.

As part of the visit, the First Ladies took part in the presentation of a Turkish-language audio for the National Sanctuary "Sophia of Kyiv”. It was created as a pilot project by the State Agency for Tourism Development of Ukraine and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

The First Ladies noted that this was a step in response, as more than 30 audio guides in Ukrainian have been launched worldwide as part of Olena Zelenska’s initiative, most of them in Turkish landmarks and museums.