13:33 23.09.2017

Ukraine ready to work with Canada on issue of visa-free travel

Ukraine ready to work with Canada on issue of visa-free travel

Ukraine is ready to work with Canada on the issue of a visa-free regime for its citizens, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said.

"We are now ready to work with Canada in terms of achieving a visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens," Poroshenko said at a joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Toronto.

He noted in 2005 Ukraine abolished visas for Canadian citizens.

"We agreed to significantly reduce the number of refusals to Ukrainians when obtaining Canadian visas. And the validity of visas will be prolonged for the period of validity of the passport," Poroshenko wrote on his Twitter page.

The head of state stressed the importance of strengthening inter-human contacts between Ukraine and Canada.

"We discussed the further strengthening of our interpersonal contacts, in particular, we agreed to open the Consulate General of Ukraine in Edmonton," Poroshenko said.

According to him, this step will greatly facilitate business contacts, as well as contacts with the Ukrainian community.

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