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President Petro Poroshenko noted many achievements in the bilateral Ukraine-Canada cooperation over the past year. “I can say that we had a lot of achievements in our relations with Canada last year,” the President said during the joint briefing with the Governor General of Canada following the meeting.

President Petro Poroshenko noted the importance of Canada’s support for Ukraine in the protection of sovereignty, territorial integrity and independence of our state. The President is glad to greet a great friend of Ukraine, representative of the country, which is one of our greatest partners, Governor General of Canada Julie Payette and the Canadian delegation.

The Head of State emphasized: “My presidential strategy of Donbas liberation was supported. I am grateful to all the MPs for that”.

In the Potocki Palace, Lviv, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko started a meeting with Governor General of Canada Julie Payette, who is on a visit to Ukraine.

The National Security and Defense Council headed by President Petro Poroshenko discussed the draft law “On the National Security of Ukraine”.

The National Security and Defense Council headed by President Petro Poroshenko discusses the state defense order for 2018. The Head of State informed that the number of anti-tank missile complexes would be increased this year.

President Petro Poroshenko noted that Ukraine had taken important steps as regards the adoption of a number of strategic reforms in autumn 2017. They make us more resilient internally, and that is the way to proceed this year. The President thanked our partners, above all the G7 countries, for their support of Ukraine. “We should remember that Ukraine is a special place on the map of Europe. It is here, in where the future of Europe is being decided,” Petro Poroshenko emphasized.

“In 2018, our priorities in reforms are no less ambitious – privatization, deregulation, improving investment climate, national bureau on financial security, tax on withdrawn capital, liberal legislation on currency, further improvement of tender legislation and energy sector, and legislation on national security,” President Petro Poroshenko said in a meeting with the heads of diplomatic missions of foreign states and international organizations accredited in Ukraine.

President Petro Poroshenko urged the Ukrainian politicians to understand the threats of the external aggression. “I will keep calling my compatriots, supporters of opposition: one has always to balance the degree of internal political competition while taking into due account the situation on our eastern border. Ukraine stands at a forefront. I have told about it on many occasions. And I will repeat it again: it is the Ukrainian army, which, at costs of lives of its heroes, defends peace, stability, democracy and freedom in Europe. It is in Ukraine that the creation of Europe is ongoing,” the President said.