In Lisbon, Portugal, President Viktor Yushchenko was welcomed by President of the Portuguese Republic Aníbal Cavaco Silva, as the President’s press office reports.

The ceremony began with the military orchestra performing anthems of Ukraine and Portugal. After that the official delegations of both states were introduced to each other. From Ukraine the participants of ceremony were Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko, Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, Minister for Education Ivan Vakarchuk, Minister for Culture Vasyl Vovkun, deputy Chief of the Presidential Secretariat  Oleksandr Chalyi.

During the ceremony the presidential couples also exchanged memorable presents. After that the two Presidents went in for tête-à-tête meeting.


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