President of Ukraine

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Justin Trudeau agreed on further joint actions as regards the air crash in Iran

14 January 2020 - 20:50

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau had a third phone conversation discussing the crash of the Ukrainian plane in Iran.

The Prime Minister of Canada thanked the President of Ukraine for his efforts to ensure access to the scene of the tragedy for Canadian experts.

Justin Trudeau asked for Volodymyr Zelenskyy's assistance in dialogue with the Iranian authorities as regards the identification of the bodies of the victims, including Canadian citizens.

The Head of State commended the involvement of Canada's representatives in the investigation.

"Ukrainian experts and diplomats are ready to fully assist Canadian counterparts in Tehran," Volodymyr Zelenskyy stressed and reiterated willingness to provide logistical assistance in returning the remnants of the bodies of Canadian citizens to Canada after the completion of the necessary formal procedures in Iran.

The interlocutors stand for further coordination of efforts to ensure proper international legal liability of those responsible for the plane crash.

Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Justin Trudeau look forward to the constructive work of a coordination and response group led by foreign ministers of countries whose citizens were killed in a disaster. The group will meet on January 16 in London. In this context, the parties stressed the importance of developing an algorithm to prevent such tragedies in the future.

The President of Ukraine and the Prime Minister of Canada expressed hope for further cooperation and exchange of information on the investigation of the disaster, in particular in interaction with Iran.