President Viktor Yushchenko met in Ottawa with the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. President's press office reports.
At the meeting sides discussed Ukrainian-Canadian partnership development, energy cooperation, cultural and humanitarian ties, etc.
President Yushchenko thanked to Prime Minister Harper and to the Government of Canada for the contribution into development of Ukrainian-Canadian ties of partnership. He also invited Mr. Harper to visit Ukraine expressing assurance that the visit will give new dynamics to the Ukrainian-Canadian political dialogue.
President Yushchenko expressed expectancies that Canadian authorities would further on support Ukrainian community of Canada. He also raised a question of recognition of Holodomor 1932-1933 genocide by Canada.

President Yushchenko is sure that Ukraine has the right to join the NATO Membership Action Plan. Yushchenko emphasized that the question of own safety ensuring is internal question of the State.

In his turn Harper also emphasized that Ukraine must become NATO members in future.

Other participants of the meeting from the Ukrainian side were Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko and President’s Secretariat deputy Chief of Staff Oleksandr Chaly.


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