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Press Release

Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Anatoly Zlenko holds meeting with Canadian foreign minister William Graham in Madrid

June 4, 2003 року

During his sojourn in Madrid, where the session of Euro-Atlantic Partnership Council is underway, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Anatoly Zlenko held a meeting with Canadian foreign minister William Graham.

The sides discussed the current state of Ukrainian-Canadian relations. A.Zlenko and W.Graham noted the importance of development of cooperation, in particular of political dialogue, between the countries. The Canadian minister underscored that Ukraine is an important European partner for Canada, and for this reason Ottawa will support Kyiv in any possible manner on the way of building up a democratic and wealthy state. The collocutors also agreed on the urgent necessity of increasing the volume of bilateral trade-economic cooperation.

In their exchange of opinions on European integration matters, W.Graham and A.Zlenko noted the significant progress achieved by Ukraine in implementing the Target Plan for 2003 and Ukraine-NATO Action Plan.

W.Graham and A.Zlenko also discussed pressing international issues, in particular the situation around the post-conflict stabilization in Iraq.

Embassy of Ukraine in Canada

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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