Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic integration Ivanna klympush-Tsintsadze said that Canada is not prepared to engage in active dialogue on visa-free regime with Ukraine and to start negotiations on the road map for the conclusion of such an agreement.
“I don’t see the full readiness of the canadian side to take part in active dialogue and develop a road map for how to cancel the visa in Ukraine,” she said at a briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.
According to the Vice Prime Minister, the issue of visa-free regime with Canada is not hopeless, however, requires several years.
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We will remind, the President Petro Poroshenko at a meeting with Ukrainian community of Canada noted that during the talks with canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau discussed the issue of liberalization of the visa regime.
“We did the canadian side of the specific sequence of actions for the positive promotion on the way. I am convinced that this will contribute not only to the maintenance of the related contacts, but also to expansion of Ukrainian-canadian economic and cultural cooperation”, – said the head of state.
He added: “We have agreed to significantly reduce the number of failures in obtaining visas. To visa was on the passport validity. So far, in the first phase.”
The President also said that the decision about opening of Consulate General of Ukraine in Edmonton.
According to him, this step will greatly facilitate business contacts and also contacts with the Ukrainian community.
According to the President, during the talks, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has promised to provide full assistance for the implementation of this decision.