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Pat Cox and Aleksander Kwaśniewski met with Jewish community

Representatives of the European Parliament, former Polish President Aleksander Kwaśniewski and former European Parliament President Pat Cox are in Ukraine for meetings and discussions.

Before the meeting with senior Ukrainian officials Cox and Kwasniewski were the guests of the Jewish community of Ukraine, visited Brodsky synagogue. Guests where hosted by Co-chairman of the European Jewish Parliament (EJP) and president of the All-Ukrainian Jewish Congress Vadim Rabinovich, President of Kiev Jewish community and the World Forum of Russian Jewry Alexander Levin, the chief rabbi of Ukraine Moshe Reuven Azman.


In the central hall of the synagogue Aleksander Kwasniewski and Pat Cox learned about sacred Torah scrolls, which are returned to the Jewish community of Ukraine, received information about many charitable events and programs for the spirituality development, conducted by the Jewish community of Ukraine, got information about development of inter-religious, inter-ethnic dialogue.


The meeting with representatives of the European Parliament mission leaders with leadres of the Jewish community in Ukraine continued in private and lasted longer than it was scheduled.


In particular, the former president of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, said: "We think that for all Ukrainians and Jews who live in Ukraine, the perspective of the country is important. According to our opinion, it is associated with the European Union. We are helping Ukraine to solve the problem - and to sign the contract. This has complete support of the Jewish community in Ukraine. "


The ex-President of the European Parliament Pat Cox said: "Our visit and meetings with leaders of the Jewish community in Ukraine is a message of a huge respect for all the citizens of your country."

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