In a joint statement that followed the meeting between the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of Ukraine, the former affirmed that Canada would maintain pressure on Russia until its full implementation of the Minsk agreements, according to the press service of Ukraine’s President.
“Canada is committed to maintaining pressure on Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and to implement fully its Minsk commitments, including through ongoing sanctions,” the statement says.
Canada also supports Ukraine’s efforts in military training and capacity building efforts for ensuring sovereignty.
”Against the backdrop of shared security challenges, we reaffirm our common interest in international peace through our bilateral Defence Cooperation Arrangement (DCA) and our shared commitment to advancing Ukraine’s defence reform agenda. Canada supports Ukraine’s goal of achieving NATO interoperability by 2020, providing both tactical training and strategic advice”.
The countries also set out to build on the strong people-to-people ties, and promote youth mobility, in order to forge new bonds for generations to come.
As it was reported earlier, Poroshenko is on a working visit to Canada. He has already met the Canadian Prime Minister. Apart from this, the President is to meet Canadian MPs and business representatives. He will also take part in the festive ceremony of opening the Invictus Games, where the national Ukrainian team will participate for the first time.