President Volodymyr Zelensky has held a telephone conversation with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the 30th anniversary of Canada's recognition of Ukraine's independence, according to the official website of the Ukrainian president.
The head of the Ukrainian state noted in the conversation that Ukraine has constantly felt and feels sincere support from the friendly Canada.
"This is especially important and noticeable in the last eight years, when Canada strongly opposes aggression on the part of Russia", - stressed Volodymyr Zelensky and thanked Justin Trudeau for the consistent and firm support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our state.
"All these 30 years Canada has been and remains for us one of our leading partners and allies", - said the President, emphasizing the role of Canadians of Ukrainian origin in the establishment of friendly relations between the two states.
Volodymyr Zelensky informed the Canadian Prime Minister about the situation on our borders and emphasized the importance of the fact that the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Canada was on a visit to Kyiv at that time.
The leaders were unanimous in their assessment of the security threats in and around Ukraine, in particular those related to the risk of destabilizing the socio-political situation. The importance of a coordinated response in support of Ukraine by the international democratic community was noted. In this regard, the parties agreed on the need to develop mechanisms to strengthen economic, political and sanctions pressure on Russia in case of escalation of aggression against our state.
The President and the Prime Minister discussed ways to further involve Canada in the activities of the Crimean Platform.
The interlocutors also exchanged views on the prospects for visa liberalization for citizens of Ukraine, the need to expand the Free Trade Agreement and the importance of further close coordination in bringing to justice those responsible for the crash of flight PS752.