At his press availability in Toronto, President Victor Yushchenko expressed satisfaction with the results of his three day State visit to Canada. “I am assured that after the visit we have become even closer friends with representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora and with governmental circles [of Canada] and have given a new meaning to our distinct partnership”, - he said.
Among one of the successes of the visit President mentioned signature of the Memorandum of understanding between Ukraine's Ministry of Fuels and Energy and Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. To him this agreement would surely lead to diminishing Ukraine’s reliance upon other countries’ energy resources.
Victor Yushchenko is also pleased with advance on humanitarian direction of cooperation between Ukraine and Canada. “I think I have succeeded in explaining to the Prime Minister and the deputies of the Parliament, why acknowledgment of Holodomor by the lower chamber of the Parliament of Canada an act of genocide is of fundamental importance for Ukraine “, - said President Yushchenko about that aspect of talks with Canadian authorities. Here he praised yesterday’s positive decision of the House of Commons on the subject, saying that it is a brilliant victory. “No one doubts that the decision will be adopted in one to two days and will be absolutely positive”, - he said.