Deputy Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine Ihor Zhovkva has held a meeting with Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Kyiv City Moshe Reuven Azman.
The Rabbi highly commended the initiative of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on granting the official status to Jewish religious holidays. On behalf of the Jewish community, he conveyed words of gratitude to the Head of State for this important decision.
For his part, Ihor Zhovkva noted the important role of the Jewish community of Ukraine in the development of the Ukrainian state and the establishment of the principles of multi-confessional tolerance and openness in society.
The officials discussed topical issues of the Ukrainian-Israeli dialogue. Ihor Zhovkva thanked Moshe Reuven Azman for his significant activity in recognizing Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky as Righteous Among the Nations.