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Canada interested in expanding Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine,- Freeland

Source : 112 Ukraine

In addition, the Prime Minister noted Ukraine’s high interest in visa liberalization
09:22, 23 January 2021

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Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal on January 22, during a telephone conversation with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance of Canada Chrystia Freeland discussed the extending of the free trade agreement between the two countries. This was reported by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers.

An important basis for the development of economic cooperation between Ukraine and Canada is the Free Trade Agreement, and currently, both sides face the ambitious task of expanding their impact on investment and services.

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According to the Prime Minister, Ukraine is completing the formation of its delegation for the relevant talks. It will be headed by Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture Ihor Petrashko.

For her part, Chrystia Freeland noted that Canada is interested in expanding the Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine and expresses readiness to work in this direction.

In addition, the Prime Minister noted Ukraine’s high interest in visa liberalization and stressed its readiness to receive a group of Canadian experts in Ukraine to monitor Ukraine’s compliance with Canada’s criteria.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine told the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada about the "Crimean Platform" and invited Canada to join its activities.

Denys Shmyhal also invited Chrystia Freeland to Ukraine to attend the celebration on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of independence.

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Earlier, President Volodymyr Zelensky welcomed Canada's ratification of an audiovisual co-production agreement with Ukraine. The document took effect on January 1, 2021.

"I am grateful to Canada and personally to the Prime Minister, Mr. Trudeau for completing all the procedures necessary for the entry into force of this agreement,"  said in the message.

According to Zelensky, this document provides powerful new opportunities for the development of the television and film industry in Ukraine, for the joint production of audiovisual content and the distribution of projects in the international market.

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