Ukraine and Canada have taken a decision to finally sign and submit for ratification to the national parliaments the FTA between countries. For June it is scheduled a Ukrainian-Canadian business forum to attract additional investment and enhance bilateral trade. Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk announced on Monday, February 1, at a briefing following the meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada Stéphane Dion.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk stressed that during the meeting they had discussed the agenda of bilateral relations between Ukraine and Canada for the next year.
The Head of Ukrainian Government reminded that back in July of 2015 during his visit to Canada, Ukraine and Canada had concluded negotiations on a free trade zone between Ukraine and Canada and initialled the appropriate document.
"This year we have agreed that such an agreement must be finally signed and submitted to national parliaments for ratification", he stressed.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk highlighted that this Agreement means "the opening of our joint markets and another step to help Ukraine to overcome not just military but also economic aggression continued by the Russian Federation".
The Prime Minister of Ukraine informed that a joint Ukrainian-Canadian business forum is due in June withan aim to leverage investment into the Ukrainian economy and enhance the volume of bilateral trade between Ukraine and Canada.