Ukraine and Canada have opened a new page of bilateral cooperation due to the implementation of the Free Trade Agreement and the realization of significant economic opportunities. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman announced during a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland. The meeting was held on the margins of the International Ukraine Reform Conference, held today, July 6, in London.
"Canada is a good friend of Ukraine, and Ukraine is a friend of Canada. We could enter a new page of our bilateral relations, and now we have high hopes for our further cooperation. We feel this friendship, we highly appreciate it. Your position is extremely important, we have been and will remain reliable partners", Volodymyr Groysman stressed and thanked the Government of Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Minister Chrystia Freeland for their continued support.
In turn, Chrystia Freeland emphasized that Canada sees great potential for bilateral cooperation of two countries in the economic sphere. "We are very pleased to see the success of Ukraine and proud we can support Ukraine. We see huge potential in the economic sphere and we really believe that our trade agreement and all the reforms that you are pursuing will open up real opportunities for our cooperation", she said.
During the talks, the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada discussed the progress of reforms, priority transformations on the agenda of the Cabinet of Ministers in the following areas: a pension and land reforms, education and healthcare reforms and the launch of large-scale privatization. The Head of Government of Ukraine also received an invitation to visit Canada.