Yatsenyuk hopes Ukraine will sign free trade agreement with Canada soon
Ukraine and Canada may sign an agreement on a free trade zone in the near future, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said after a meeting with Canadian Foreign Minister Robert Nicholson on Sunday, according to Ukrainian weekly newspaper Zerkalo Nedeli.
"Ukraine will sign an agreement on a free trade zone with Canada. Russia has closed its market for our industrial goods. However, Canada will open its market for the Ukrainian engineering industry and Ukrainian industrial goods," Yatsenyuk said during the TV program "10 Minutes with the Prime Minister."
"We expect that a main negotiator from Canada will arrive in Ukraine tomorrow [on Monday] regarding the signing of an agreement on a free trade zone between Ukraine and Canada. I hope the talks will be moving towards signing the agreement," Yatsenyuk said on Sunday evening.
As UNIAN reported earlier, on July 13, Yatsenyuk together with a government delegation will visit the United States to participate in the First U.S.-Ukraine Business Forum. On July 14, Yatsenyuk will be on a working visit to Canada, where he is scheduled to meet with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. On July 15, Yatsenyuk will be on a working visit to the United Kingdom, where he is to meet with British Prime Minister David Cameron.