May 7, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada
The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that she will conduct a working visit to Ukraine on May 8, 2019.
Following the recent presidential elections in Ukraine, the Minister will meet with President Petro Poroshenko, president-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman, Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin and Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy, to discuss Canada’s support for the people of Ukraine, its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
Canada will co-host the Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto from July 2 to 4, 2019, with the Government of Ukraine. This conference will bring together international friends and partners to work with Ukraine as it moves ahead with critical economic and democratic reforms.
“Canada is committed to supporting the people of Ukraine. We will continue to work closely with the Government of Ukraine to advance its reform agenda and in defence of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. Now is a key moment when Canada’s support, and the support of the international community, is of tremendous importance.”
– Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs