The government of Canada intends to provide Ukraine with an additional 4.3 million Canadian dollars to support the security and defense sector. This was stated by Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne during a telephone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reports.
Kuleba informed his Canadian counterpart about the security situation in Donbass and Ukraine's efforts for a politico-diplomatic settlement in the Normandy format and at consultations in Minsk. Champagne assured that Canada fully supports Ukraine's efforts.
The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine announced the final stage of the formation of a Ukrainian delegation for negotiations on the expansion of the Free Trade Agreement between Ukraine and Canada. The parties paid attention to deepening economic cooperation and continuing the dialogue on the liberalization of the visa regime. The interlocutors discussed the further implementation of reforms aimed at developing the Ukrainian economy and Ukraine's integration into the EU and NATO.
A particularly important topic of conversation was further coordination of actions before the next stage of negotiations with Iran on compensation for downed Boeing 737.
In addition, the Canadian minister expressed condolences to Minister Kuleba, all the relatives and friends of those killed in the tragic crash of the An-26 military aircraft in Kharkiv region.
Heads of the foreign ministries also talked about the situation in the Republic of Belarus.
As it was reported earlier, Canadian Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced his Government’s intention to allocate $ 2 million to Ukraine to support the police.