During the conversation Viktor Yanukovych said that Canada has always been a true friend and reliable partner of Ukraine. He assured the Prime Minister of Canada that further development of special partnership with Canada is one of the priorities of our country’s foreign policy.
Ukraine, President stressed, is interested in further development of interpersonal relations and cultural ties between our countries as they are united by more than a million of Ukrainian Canadians.
Viktor Yanukovych congratulated Stephen Harper on brilliant results of Canadian athletes at the Winter Olympics 2010, especially the Canadian hockey team, which won the Olympic tournament finals.
The President said he would avail himself of an opportunity to meet with the Chairman of the Canadian Government, particularly in the framework of international multilateral meetings. He also invited the Prime Minister of Canada to visit Ukraine at any time he considers suitable.
From his part, Stephen Harper thanked for the invitation to visit Ukraine and stressed that such a meeting is worth to be held as soon as possible.
The Canadian PM stressed that Ukraine and Canada have a long established friendly and stable relations, both trade-economic and interpersonal. Stephen Harper stressed assurance that these relations will successfully develop further.