Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau on April 23 had a telephone conversation with Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelensky, during which the parties discussed the deepening and strengthening bilateral cooperation and partnership.

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"The two leaders noted the warm relationship between Canada and Ukraine, which is buttressed by strong people-to-people ties and the vibrant Ukrainian-Canadian community. They looked forward to deepening and strengthening bilateral cooperation and partnership, including through the Ukraine Reform Conference, which will take place in Toronto this July," according to a statement on the official website of the Canadian prime minister.

"During the conversation, the two leaders also spoke of the underlying democratic values that are shared by Canada and Ukraine, and the importance of working together to defend them globally," the statement said.