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Monday, May 26, 2008

Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko addressed parliament

Press Release: Ottawa – Prime Minister Stephen Harper today met with Ukraine President Victor Yushchenko as the latter began a three day official visit to Canada. After their meeting, the President delivered an historic address to a joint session of Parliament. 

“I wish to thank President Yushchenko for his informative and inspiring address and also for his warm and candid discussion during our meetings,” Prime Minister Harper said. “The President’s visit provides the opportunity to renew and strengthen the deep bonds of friendship between Canada and Ukraine.” 

The two leaders discussed a range of bilateral and international issues, including:

• the further development of political and commercial ties between the two nations;
• Ukraine's future in NATO and Canada’s firm support for her bid for a Membership Action Plan;
• and cooperation in the UN Mission in Afghanistan.

Prime Minister Harper added that Ukraine can expect Canada’s full support as it continues its post-Communist evolution into a free and democratic nation. 

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"...Ukraine can expect Canada's full support as it continues its post-Communist evolution into a free and democratic nation."

Please may Canada bring at least one million Ukrainians to Canada as soon as practicable. Other Ukrainian immigrants have been a real boon to Canada.

Posted by: dewp | 2008-05-26 6:23:10 PM

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