In Toronto President Yushchenko, accompanied by his wife Kateryna Yushchenko met with representatives of Ukrainian community of Canada, according to the President`s press-office.

In his address before those present Victor Yushchenko stressed that Ukraine aims to broaden contacts and cooperation with Ukrainian diaspora in Canada. According to him this is possible through implementation of a number of cultural and humanitarian projects such as marking in November 2008 the 75th anniversary of the Great Famine in Ukraine, attraction of young Canadians of Ukrainian origin to working with children in Artek camp in the summer, participation of the diaspora in opening of Museum of Hetmans in Baturyn, etc.

Continuing his speech Victor Yushchenko told the representatives of Ukrainian community about internal political, economic, cultural situation in Ukraine. Much attention he also paid to Ukraine’s achievements on the path towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Before closing the meeting President Yushchenko presented state awards to representatives of Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.