During a working visit to the United States, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his wife Olena visited Mount Vernon, the estate of the first President of the United States George Washington. The First Lady announced the launch of a Ukrainian-language audio guide, the 31st in her project, here. This was reported by the official website of the President of Ukraine.
At the initiative of Olena Zelenska, Ukrainian became the sixth foreign language to be heard in Mount Vernon.
"I am glad that the borders of Ukraine's cultural diplomacy project are expanding, the international network of audio guides is growing and we are finally represented in the United States. This is the first time this has happened on another continent and in a landmark institution - the Mount Vernon estate. "Today, it is especially important to establish relations between the countries through culture, diplomacy and soft power," Olena Zelenska stressed.
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who together with the First Lady took part in the presentation of the Ukrainian-language audio guide, noted that he wholeheartedly supports this initiative.
"I know how Ukrainians respond to this, how they enjoy it when Ukrainian-language audio guides appear in Europe and other parts of the world. And here we have the first audio guide in the United States of America," the Head of State emphasized.
Olena Zelenska also spoke about the connection of the first President of the United States with modern Ukraine, whose Embassy is now located in the Forrest-Marbury House. It was there in 1791 that George Washington signed an agreement to transfer land to the American government to establish the country's capital, Washington.