Zelensky: Ukraine, Canada to work on extending bilateral FTA
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said Ukraine is interested in strengthening trade, economic and investment cooperation with Canada.
"Trade-economic and investment cooperation has an important place in Ukrainian-Canadian relations. And we would like to strengthen it. Therefore, our countries will work on extending the bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) to the sphere of services and investments," he said at a joint briefing with Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau in Toronto on July 2, according to the president's press service.
Zelensky also noted he and his team were working to ensure comfortable conditions for doing business in Ukraine.
"I sincerely welcome the investments of Canadian companies, such as Brookfield, TIU, Black Iron, Vermilion in our country. Yesterday, the Ukrainian company together with Canadian 'Vermilion Energy' won the right to oil and gas fields," the president said.
Zelensky also thanked the Canadian party for the excellent organization of the Ukraine Reform Conference, which started on July 2.
"I believe this forum will become an effective platform, as our ambitious plans need broad support from international donors," the president said.
In addition, Zelensky stressed Ukraine would study the experience of Canada in building a fair, happy and successful country.