“On September 7, 2018, we plan to accept the first citizen of Ukraine in Edmonton and begins the work of the Ukrainian Consulate General in Alberta province,” Shevchenko claimed.
He noted that thus, the presence of Ukraine in the western part of Canada will be provided.
“The West of Canada is, we can say, the Ukrainian area: 15% of the Ukrainians are in Manitoba, 14% in Saskatchewan, 13% in Alberta. We talk about the hundreds of thousands of the Canadians of the Ukrainian origin, so it is therefore important, to make them see the Ukrainian presence…If you live in Vancouver or Calgary, you will need hundreds or thousands of dollars and a few days to get to our consulate in Toronto,” the diplomat said.
The Ambassador expressed the hope that the opening of the consulate will be also important for establishing of the contacts with business.
Earlier it was reported that Ukraine and Canada are intended to start negotiations about the expansion of the Free Trade Agreement.