The Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal has had a telephone conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada Chrystia Freeland.
The parties assured of the mutual commitment to prolong the active development of bilateral cooperation despite the difficult situation in the context of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic and discussed a wide range of topical issues.
The Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada tackled cooperation between the two countries in the financial sphere and the introduction of visa liberalization between Canada and Ukraine. Denys Shmyhal confirmed Ukraine's interest in intensifying the process and assured of the readiness to receive a group of experts from Canada in Ukraine.
Another topic raised by the parties was the extension of the bilateral free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada (CUFTA) to the sphere of services and investments. The Head of the Ukrainian Government stressed that the two countries could significantly increase the volumes of mutual trade.
For her part, Chrystia Freeland stressed that Ukraine and Canada showed an example of positive cooperation during the coronavirus pandemic and expressed interest in deepening cooperation in the trade and economic sphere. In addition, the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada assured the Ukrainian side of support in counteracting the armed aggression of the Russian Federation and of the invariability of the course of imposing sanctions against the aggressor country.
Denys Shmyhal expressed gratitude to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada for the unwavering support of Ukraine in the international arena and expressed confidence that collaboration between the two countries would only deepen in the future.