Canada is not ready for an active dialogue on the introduction of a visa-free regime with Ukraine and the beginning of negotiations on a 'road map' on the conclusion of such an agreement. This was stated by Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze during a briefing, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"I do not see that the Canadian side was fully prepared to take part in an active dialogue and already develop a road map on cancelling visas against Ukraine," Klympush-Tsintsadze said.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, the issue of introducing a visa-free regime with Canada is not unpromising, but it will take several years.
Note that in 2017 a large percentage of refusals to Ukrainians in Canadian visas were reporded, in the first quarter of the year 34% of refusals to Ukrainians were registered.
We recall that in 2005 Ukraine abolished visas for Canadian citizens.
Earlier we reported that Minister of National Defense of Canada Harjit Sajjan arrived in Kyiv with the delegation to pay an official visit on September 26.
Ukrainian Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak met Harjit Sajjan.
The Canadian Minister of National Defense congratulated the military personnel of the company command of the Honor Guard of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine and the militaries marched in a review.