The Mayor of Bethlehem Adv. Anton Salman, welcomed the Director General of the Middle East and Africa Department in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Mrs. Myroslava Shcherbatiuk and the Ambassador of Ukraine to Palestine Mr. Mykola Leschenko, in the presence of the Deputy Mayor Mr. Hanna Hanania along with the City Council Member Mr. Sakr Al-Jrashi.
Salman emphasized on the importance of her visit that will help in understanding the Palestinian reality. In addition as, he talked about the city of Bethlehem and the most important challenges as a result of the existence of the separation wall and the continuous expansion of the Israeli settlements that affected dramatically the development opportunities and political solutions. Moreover, Salman focused on the importance of living in a State based on equality, justice, and dignity.
From her part Shcherbatiuk thanked Salman for the warm reception and emphasized on the global importance of the city of Bethlehem. She reassured the Palestinian right to live in dignity.