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Letter of Greetings from Ukraine President Leonid Kuchma - "Ukrainian Night"

Ottawa, 30 January 2001

Dear Governor-General,

Let me express my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of establishment of diplomatic relations between Ukraine and Canada.

Recognition by Canada of Ukraines independence and the decision to establish diplomatic relations became historical events for us, because, without exaggeration, they had opened the way for our state into the international community.

We always feel deep gratitude for the support, offered by Canada during the formation of independent Ukrainian state. This help has promoted the acceleration of economic reforms and the development civil society in Ukraine. Without any doubts, Canada will be always considered as close friend of Ukrainian people.

Taking this opportunity I would like to underline the great importance that Ukraine gives to the further development of cooperation with Canada and to express confidence in cloudless future of collaboration between our states at bilateral level as well is in the international arena.

I wish you, dear Governor General, good health, happiness and every success, and peace and prosperity to the friendly Canadian people.

Leonid Kuchma

For additional information, please contact:
Yurii Nykytiuk, Press Secretary at the Embassy of Ukraine
310 Somerset Street West, Ottawa, ON K2P 0J9
Tel. (613) 230-2961, fax (613) 230-2400

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