Lord Mayor of Dublin signs Twinning Agreement with City of Kyiv
The Lord Mayor of Dublin Caroline Conroy has today signed an agreement to begin a twinning process with the Ukrainian city of Kyiv.
Mayor Klitschko supports Dublin Kyiv twinning
Mayor Klitschko of Kyiv had previously thanked Dublin for its support and said, “We believe the twinning arrangement will strengthen our union between the City of Dublin and the City of Kyiv.”
Twinning agreement signed in Brussels
The Lord Mayor and the First Deputy Head of the Kyiv City State, Mykola Povoroznyk, signed the Dublin Kyiv Twinning Agreement during the Lord Mayor’s visit to the 2022 Kyiv Investment Forum in Brussels.
The signing of the document gives effect to the Emergency Motion passed at the Dublin City Council meeting of 7th March this year to express the solidarity of the people of Dublin with the people of Kyiv.
Dublin Kyiv Twinning Agreement, Ireland Supports Ukraine,
We are delighted to inform that Kyiv @kmda_official and Dublin @DubCityCouncil are the first cities of Ukraine and Ireland to become twin cities. The signature of the Twinning Agreement will provide additional opportunities for cooperation and development of both cities. https://t.co/d9k61MK4yz
— UKR Embassy to Ireland (@UKRinIRL) November 28, 2022
Motion of condemnation of Russian invasion by City councillors, excerpt
“Dublin City Council condemns in the strongest terms Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, an act of aggression against a sovereign state and an assault on democracy and international law. We extend solidarity to the people of Ukraine. We commend those in Russia who have come out in opposition to the war.
Dublin City Council acknowledges sanctions already agreed and calls on the international community, particularly the EU, to show active solidarity with the Ukrainian people and calls for the strongest possible sanctions to be taken against Vladimir Putin and Russia.
Dublin City Council calls on the Irish government to take action and ensure the IFSC is not used by Russian state controlled companies for the purposes of evading sanctions.”
The Lord Mayor said, “I am delighted that we can now officially begin the process of twinning with the city of Kyiv. I met with Mykola Povoroznyk today and conveyed to him the support of the people of Dublin. I know everyone in Dublin, and indeed across the country, hopes that this unjust war will be brought to an end as soon as possible. Our thoughts are with our friends in Kyiv.”
Solidarity with the people of Kyiv
Following today’s signing, the two cities will work on ways in which the city of Dublin can express its solidarity with the people of Kyiv and how it will support the Irish Government in its humanitarian work with refugees from Kyiv. The two cities will work together on identifying areas where they can strengthen and develop common interests and solutions to challenges.
Promotion of European values of democracy, freedom and human rights
The Agreement between Kyiv and Dublin includes the wish for development and fruitful cooperation in a wide range of economic, cultural, tourism and other areas of mutual benefit. They will together promote European values of democracy, freedom and human rights and will promote peaceful coexistence in Europe. The two cities will also endeavour to provide mutual support in emergency situations by providing humanitarian assistance and political support.
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