On Africa Day, UWC celebrates African liberation and freedom and calls for support for the Ukraine Global Peace Summit – Ukrainian World Congress

On Africa Day, UWC celebrates African liberation and freedom and calls for support for the Ukraine Global Peace Summit – Ukrainian World Congress

On May 25, the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), together with the multi-million-dollar Ukrainian diaspora, joins African nations to commemorate Africa Day, a celebration of freedom, unity and cooperation on the African continent.

On this day we celebrate the cultural diversity of the continent where 54 African countries unite more than 1.2 billion people who speak more than 3,000 languages. We celebrate Africa becoming the first continent that focused on unity and encouraged nation-building through freedom from oppression.

Created in 1963 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), now the African Union (AU), established Africa Day in recognition of the vision and milestone achieved towards “An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens.” and represent a dynamic force in the global arena.”

Therefore, the UWC also calls on African leaders and their peace-loving countries to help Ukraine stop Russian military aggression, end the suffering of its people and find a peaceful and just solution to the ongoing war by assisting to the Global Peace Summit on Ukraine. The Summit will focus on ways to achieve a comprehensive and lasting peace for Ukraine based on international law and the United Nations Charter.

“Today we celebrate African unity and its global leadership in many areas, including the African peace mission to Ukraine and Russia in June 2023, which became the first mission by African states to address a conflict outside the continent. The experience of African states in building peace and fighting colonialism is essential to finding a just and lasting solution to Russia’s truly imperialist war and its goals of denying Ukrainian identity. We call on African leaders to stand firm with Ukraine and join efforts with all sovereign states to establish the global order of justice,” said Dzvinka Kachur, UWC Regional Vice President for Africa.

Africa is the youngest continent in the world and strengthening ties and developing mutual understanding between the countries of the continent and Ukraine is essential for modern global stability and well-being.

“Ukrainians living on the mainland work in multiple areas, such as agriculture. The diversity of the African continent also includes Ukrainian communities in almost all African countries: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Livia, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles Islands . , Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia, Zimbabwe! We call on all Ukrainians on the continent to join our efforts to build a closer relationship between the continent and Ukraine,” Kachur added.

On Africa Day, let’s celebrate our unity and shared values!