President of Ukraine

President of Ukraine had a phone conversation with the Prime Minister of Canada

22 September 2020 - 20:04

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy had a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau.

The parties discussed the possibility of coordinating the measures taken by both countries to overcome the consequences caused by coronavirus. The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Canada called for the removal of artificial barriers to the development of international trade to support national economies weakened by the pandemic, as well as to ensure access of all countries to the necessary medical products.

"I express my sincere support to your government and to all Canadians in the fight against coronavirus. I would like to express deep condolences to the relatives and friends of the deceased and wish the sick a speedy recovery," Volodymyr Zelenskyy said.

The President noted the interest of the Ukrainian party in the gradual liberalization of Canada's visa regime for Ukrainian citizens.

"Canada's visa liberalization for Ukrainians remains a topical issue for me. I hope we will be able to move this process forward and achieve simplification for Ukrainians traveling to Canada," he said.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy informed Justin Trudeau of the situation in Donbas and Ukraine's consistent steps towards a peaceful settlement.

"Achieving peace in Donbas remains a key priority for me. I am grateful for Canada's strong support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state," the President of Ukraine said.

The parties exchanged views on the current situation in Belarus.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Justin Trudeau also discussed the course of reforms in Ukraine. The Prime Minister of Canada called the steps taken by the President of Ukraine to reform the state courageous and expressed support.