Embassy of Ukraine to Canada

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Політичні відносини між Україною та Канадою

History of bilateral relations

Canada recognized independentе Ukraine on December 02, 1991, being at that time the first Western country and the second after Poland. The diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Canada were established on January 27, 1992. The Embassy of Canada in Ukraine has been functioning since April 1992. The Embassy of Ukraine in Canada was opened in November 1992 and the General Consulate of Ukraine in Toronto in March 1993.

In Joint Declarations, signed by the ministers of foreign affairs of Ukraine and Canada in 1994 and 2001 relations between Ukraine and Canada were fixed as Special Partnership. On September 24, 2009 heads of the Foreign Ministries of the two countries signed "Road Map" of Ukraine-Canada relations.

 The highlights in the political dialogue of the two states are the following:

September 22, 1991 - visit to Canada of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk.

September 29-October 01, 1992 - visit to Ukraine of Governor General of Canada Ramon Hnatyshyn.

October 23-27, 1994 - visit to Canada of President of Ukraine Leonid Kuchma.

August 21-24, 1996 - visit to Ukraine of Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Canada Gildas Molgat.

June 12-16, 1997 - visit to Canada of Prime Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Lazarenko.

January 27-28, 1999 - visit to Ukraine of Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien.

May 06-08, 2007 - visit to Canada of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

July 17-19, 2007 - visit to Ukraine of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Peter MacKay.

May 26-29, 2008 - visit to Canada of President of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko. On May 29, 2008 in a respective Law Canada recognized Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine as Genocide against the people of Ukraine. Every forth Saturday of November is remembered in Canada as the Holodomor Victims Commemoration Day. Holodomor 1932-1933 in Ukraine has already been recognized as genocide at regional level by Parliaments (Legislative Assemblies) of such Canadian provinces as Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Quebec.

April 22-27, 2009 - visit to Ukraine of Governor General of Ukraine Michaëlle Jean.

September 5-9, 2009 - visit to Ukraine of Speaker of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada Peter Milliken.

On February 25, 2010 Minister of State of Foreign Affairs (Americas) of Canada Peter Ken attended the inauguration of Viktor Yanukovych as Ukraine’s President.

On April 12, 2010 – President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper within the framework of the Nuclear Security Summit (Washington DC, US).

On May 3, 2010 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Lawrence Cannon within the framework of The Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (New York City, US).

On July 3, 2010 - Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Lawrence Cannon within the framework of the Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Community of Democracies' countries (Krakow, Poland).

On September 23, 2010 - President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych met with Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper within the framework of the 65th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

On October 25-26, 2010 – Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper paid a visit to Ukraine.  

On March 27, 2012 – Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kostyantyn Gryshchenko met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada John Baird within the framework of the Seoul Nuclear Security Summit.

On January 25, 2013 Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Leonid Kozhara met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada John Baird within the framework of the World Economic Forum in Davos.

On March 1-4, 2013 Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Jason Kenney paid a political visit to Ukraine.

On June 11-12, 2013 as a special representative of the Government of Canada Member of Canadian Parliament Joy Smith took part in the High-Level Conference on Strengthening the OSCE Response to Trafficking in Human Beings (Kyiv) organized by the Ukrainian Chairmanship in the OSCE. 

On June 25, 2013 Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Andrii Olefirov met in Kyiv with Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Bob Dechert who rendered Canada’s support of Ukraine’s European integration and expressed a hope that the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU be signed this November in Vilnius.

On November 24-26, 2013 – Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine V.Rybak visited Canada.

On December 04-06, 2013 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada John Baird attended the Ministerial Meeting of the OSCE at the end of Ukrainian presidency in Kyiv.

On March 22, 2014 - Prime Minister S. Harper visited Ukraine.

On June 7, 2014 - Prime Minister S. Harper attended the inauguration of the President of Ukraine P.Poroshenko in Kyiv.

On September 16-17, 2014 - President of Ukraine P.Poroshenko visited Canada.

On April 30 - May 1 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine P.Klimkin visited Canada.

On May 11-12 - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada R.Nicholson visited Ukraine.

On June 6, 2015 -  Prime Minister S. Harper visited Ukraine.

On July 14, 2015 - Prime Minister A.Yatsenyuk visited Canada.

 On July 10-12, 2016 - Prime Minister J.Trudeau visited Ukraine

Political cooperation

Meetings and visits at the level of President of Ukraine, Governor General and Prime Minister of Canada

 

1992

September 28-October 01

Ukraine

Visit of Governor General of Canada R.Hnatyshyn

1994

October 23-27

Canada

Visit of President of Ukraine L.Kuchma

1995

May 09

50th Anniversary Since The End of The Second World War, Moscow (Russia)

Meeting between President of Ukraine L.Kuchma and Prime Minister of Canada J.Chrétien is held

1996

April 20

“G-7” Summit, Moscow (Russia)

Meeting between President of Ukraine L.Kuchma and Prime Minister of Canada J.Chrétien is held

1997

   

June 12-16

Canada

Visit of Prime Minister of Ukraine P.Lazarenko

1999

January 27-28

Ukraine

Visit of Prime Minister of Canada J.Chrétien

April 25

NATO 50th Anniversary Summit, Washington (USA)

Meeting between President of Ukraine L.Kuchma and Prime Minister of Canada J.Chrétien is held

November 19

OSCE Summit, Istanbul (Turkey)

Meeting between President of Ukraine L.Kuchma and Prime Minister of Canada J.Chrétien is held

2002

November 21-22

NATO Summit, Prague (Czech Republic)

President of Ukraine L.Kuchma meets with Prime Minister of Canada J.Chrétien

2005

January 23

Ukraine

Visit of Governor General of Canada A.Clarkson

February 22

NATO Summit, Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting between President of Ukraine V.Yushchenko and Prime Minister of Canada P.Martin is held

2008

May 26-29

Canada

Visit of President of Ukraine V.Yushchenko

2009

April 22 - 27

Ukraine

Visit of Governor General of Canada M.Jean

2010

April 12

Nuclear Security Summit, Washington DC (the United States of America)

Meeting between President of Ukraine V.Yanukovych and Prime Minister of Canada S.Harper is held

September 23

65th UN General Assembly, New York (the United States of America)

Meeting between President of Ukraine V.Yanukovych and Prime Minister of Canada S.Harper is held

October 25 - 26

Ukraine

Visit of Prime Minister of Canada S.Harper

2014

March 22

Ukraine

Visit of Prime Minister of Canada S.Harper

June 7

Ukraine

Prime Minister S. Harper attended the inauguration of the President of Ukraine P.Poroshenko in Kyiv

September 16-17

Canada

Official visit of President of Ukraine P.Poroshenko

2015

June 6

Ukraine

Visit of Prime Minister of Canada S.Harper

July 14

Canada

Visit of the Prime Minister of Ukraine A.Yatsenyuk

2016

July 11

Ukraine

Visit of Prime Minister of Canada J.Trudeau

Meetings and visits at the level of the Head of the Verkhovna Rada (Parliament) of Ukraine and the Speakers of the House of Commons and the Senate of the Parliament of Canada

1991

September 22

Canada

Visit of Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine L.Kravchuk

1996

August 21-24

Ukraine

Visit of Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of Canada G.Molgat

2005

September 08-09

The Second World Conference of Speakers of Parliaments, New York (USA)

Meeting between Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine V.Lytvyn and Speaker of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada P.Milliken is held

2008

May 23

European Conference of Presidents of Parliaments, Strasbourg (France)

Meeting between Head of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine A.Yatsenyuk and Speaker of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada P.Milliken is held

2009

September 05-09

Ukraine

Visit of Speaker of the House of Commons of the Parliament of Canada P.Milliken

2013

November 24-26

Canada

Visit of Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine V.Rybak

 


Meetings and Visits at the Level of Heads of Foreign Ministries

1992

January 27

Ukraine

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada McDougall

1994

March 29-April 01

Ukraine

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada A.Ouellet

1995

September 26

50th Session of the UN General Assembly, New York, (USA)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.Udovenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada A.Ouellet is held

1996

October 23-24

Ukraine

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada L.Axworthy

1996

March 04-07

Canada

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.Udovenko

2000

June 12-13

Canada

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine B.Tarasyuk

December 14

Ukraine-NATO Commission Meeting, Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Zlenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada J.Manley is held

2001

March 25-26

Canada

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Zlenko

December 04-05

Ukraine

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada J.Manley

2002

September 13

57th Session of the UN General Assembly, New York (USA)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Zlenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada B.Graham is held

2003

June 03

Ukraine-NATO Commission Meeting, Madrid (Spain)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Zlenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada B.Graham is held

December 01-02

11th Meeting of the OSCE Council of Ministers, Maastricht (the Netherlands)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine K.Hryshchenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada B.Graham is held

2005

September 15

60th Session of the UN General Assembly, New York (USA)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine B.Tarasyuk and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada P.Pettigrew is held

2006

April 28

Ukraine-NATO Commission Meeting, Sofia (Bulgaria)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine B.Tarasyuk and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada P.MacKay is held

September 20

61st Session of the UN General Assembly, New York (USA)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine B.Tarasyuk and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada P.MacKay is held

2007

April 27

Ukraine-NATO Commission Meeting, Oslo (Norway)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Yatsenyuk and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada P.MacKay is held

May 06-08

Canada

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Yatsenyuk

July 17-19

Ukraine

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada P.MacKay

September 22-26

62nd Session of the UN General Assembly, New York (USA)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine A.Yatsenyuk and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada M.Bernier is held

2008

May 26

Canada

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine V.Ohryzko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada M.Bernier is held

2009

September 24

64th Session of the UN General Assembly (USA)

Meeting between Acting Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine V.Khandogiy and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada L.Cannon is held

December 3

Ukraine-NATO Commission Meeting, Brussels (Belgium)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine P.Poroshenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada L.Cannon is held

2010

May 3

The 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, New York (the United States of America)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine K.Gryshchenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada L.Cannon is held

July 3

Meeting of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Community of Democracies' countries, Krakow (Poland)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine K.Gryshchenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada L.Cannon is held

2012

 

 

March 27

Nuclear Security Summit (Seoul, Republic of Korea)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine K.Gryshchenko and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada J.Baird is held

2013

 

 

January 25

World Economic Forum (Davos, Switzerland)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine L.Kozhara and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada J.Baird is held

December 04-06

Ministerial Meeting of the OSCE at the end of Ukrainian presidency (Kyiv, Ukraine)

Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine L.Kozhara and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada J.Baird is held

2015

April 30 – May 1

Canada

Visit of Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine P.Klimkin

May 11-12

Ukraine

Visit of Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada R.Nicholson