Canada is among crucial issues of the international component of the activities
for the Government of Ukraine, especially in the context of Canada’s 2018 G-7 presidency. Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr
Groysman announced during a meeting with Minister for
Foreign Affairs of Canada Chrystia Freeland within
the scope of the visit of the Canadian Minister to Ukraine.
The Head of
Government thanked the Government of Canada for the warm reception during the
visit of the Ukrainian Government delegation to Canada and added that he is
always pleased to receive Canadian partners in Kyiv. He added that the agenda
of partnership between the two countries is rather rich.
directions range from the agro-sector to aircraft engineering and joint
exploration of space. An important partnership tool, according to Volodymyr Groysman, is a FTA that
has already allowed the countries to double mutual trade turnover. "And
it's time now to take full advantage of the potential of the FTA Agreement,"
the Head of Government assures.
In turn, Chrystia Freeland offered support to Kyiv. "For Canada
the relations with Ukraine are important as well. Canada takes over the
presidency of the Group of Seven, and we will be ready to discuss the Ukrainian
issue (in its various aspects)," said Chrystia
During the talks,
the parties summed up the results of 2017 and recognized as ambitious the plans
for 2018. Among the top priorities are further deregulation and the launch of a
new system of state supervision, the introduction of new rules for
privatization and conducting of the first wave of large-scale sale of
non-strategic state assets, continuation of cooperation with international
financial organizations, primarily with the IMF.
succeeded in consolidating cooperation with the Parliament for pursuing the
reforms," stressed Volodymyr Groysman,
"We will spare no effort and preserve our consolidation in the future. I
believe that in the first half of 2018 we will adopt necessary decisions so that
on the outcomes of 2018 we could demonstrate a 3-4% growth in the