Ukraine praises Canada's policy on supporting the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the country as well as on imposing sanctions against the aggressor country. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman in the course of the meeting with Speaker of the Canadian Senate George Furey and Speaker of the House of Commons of Canada Geoff Regan. The meeting was held in Ottawa in the framework of the visit of the Head of Government to Canada.
Volodymyr Groysman stressed that despite the geographical remoteness, Ukraine and Canada have strong historical ties, which are especially essential during times of transformation and change. That is why Canada has been and remains a strategic ally of Ukraine in the international arena and one of the most important economic partners.
According to the Prime Minister, active development of all spheres of bilateral cooperation was facilitated, first of all, by consolidated inter-party support in the Canadian parliament. In this context, the signing and ratification of the Free Trade Agreement and the conclusion of a Memorandum of In-depth Cooperation between the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of Ukraine and the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce were important milestones.
«I am pleased to inderline that the increase in bilateral trade in the first half of this year and the growth of exports from Ukraine to Canada grew by 23%, we are also grateful for technical aid and assistance in the implementation of reforms, and we hope that such support will be provided in the future», the Head of Government emphasized.
He also thanked for supporting the Canadian-Ukrainian Parliamentary Program, which has been in place for 26 years. Currently, 16 interns from Ukraine are studying in the Canadian Parliament, and graduates of this program successfully work in the Government of Ukraine.
«The experience that Ukrainian youths obtain in Canada, and most importantly, the country's values are helping to create a powerful intellectual resource of the renewed Ukraine», claimed Volodymyr Groysman.