Poroshenko and Trudeau discuss course of reforms, peacekeeping mission in Donbas
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau have discussed the issues of the UN peacekeeping mission in Donbas and Ukrainian reforms.
"We've just had a very good and productive discussion with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a wide range of areas in which Ukraine and Canada are truly exceptional partners," he wrote on his Facebook page.
Poroshenko presented Ukraine's new initiatives in the field of security and defense.
"Today I've presented Ukraine's vision of how we can establish partnership in the field of security and defense with new initiatives. I believe that the UN peacekeeping operation will become a real breakthrough in a peaceful settlement. In this endeavor, the experience and advice of our Canadian friends would be very useful for us," Poroshenko said.
The head of state stressed the importance of Canada's international assistance to Kyiv.
"We also talked about the progress of reforms in Ukraine. And I appreciate that Ukraine remains one of the priority countries for international assistance from Canada," he said.
Poroshenko expressed gratitude to Canada for the support of Ukraine.
"We are grateful to Canada, which remains one of the leaders of Ukraine's support, which we highly appreciate," the president wrote.