The president of Ukraine Victor Yanukovych held a meeting with the national actor of Ukraine, Russia and the USSR Iosif Kobzon.
As reports "Regional committee" with reference to a press - Yanukovych's service, the head of state and the known singer discussed topical issues of cooperation of Ukraine and Russia in the field of culture.
V. Yanukovych congratulated I. Kobzona on the birth of the grandson and transferred it as a gift the Ukrainian books. "He at you somewhat the Ukrainian - so Iván Franco's children's verses, collection of the Ukrainian national fairy tales, "Night before Christmas" to the child will interestingly esteem Nikolay Gogol... And to read in Ukrainian", - the President told.
"Here the grandfather will have a work", - I. Kobzon joked, thanking for gifts.
The head of state also presented I. Kobzona the vyshivanka acquired at Sorochinsky fair. The singer promised to put on it one of concerts which will be visited by the Head of state. "If you come to a concert, I will surely put on your vyshivanka", - I. Kobzon told.