09:54 12.09.2018

Klimkin in Canada discusses economic cooperation, assistance in fight against Russian aggression

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Klimkin in Canada discusses economic cooperation, assistance in fight against Russian aggression

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin has visited Canada where he met with the country's government and the Ukrainian diaspora and discussed economic cooperation and assistance in the fight against Russia's armed aggression, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry has reported.

"As part of a working visit to Canada, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin took part in a solemn ceremony of raising the State Flag of Ukraine in front of the Parliament of Alberta and held working meetings with Minister of Science and Sport of Canada Kirsty Duncan, Lieutenant Governor of the Province Lois Mitchell, Premier of the Province of Alberta Rachel Notley, and Mayor of Edmonton Don Iveson," reads a report posted on the ministry's page on Facebook on Monday, September 10.

The report notes that a priority topic during the meetings was the discussion of prospects for economic cooperation and the revitalization of contacts between Alberta and Ukrainian enterprises, especially in the context of the free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada.

Klimkin also held a separate meeting with the leader of the United Conservative Party of Alberta, Jason Kenney, who in 2015 served as Canadian defense minister and was responsible for the launch of the Canadian military training mission UNFIER, as well as for the sending of military assistance to Ukraine.

The Ukrainian foreign minister also had a meaningful conversation with the leaders of Ukrainian public organizations in Western Canada (representatives from the Ukrainian Canadian Congress in the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia). During the meeting, the sides discussed Canadian support for Ukraine in the fight against Russian armed aggression.

Klimkin also visited one of the largest Ukrainian historical and cultural complexes in North America - the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village.

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