President Yushchenko, accompanied by his wife Kateryna Yushchenko met with representatives of Ukrainian community of Canada in Toronto. President's press office reports.

In his address before those present Viktor Yushchenko stressed that Ukraine aims to broaden contacts and cooperation with Ukrainian diaspora in Canada. According to him, this is possible through implementation of a number of cultural and humanitarian projects such as marking in November 2008 the 75th anniversary of the Great Famine in Ukraine, attraction of young Canadians of Ukrainian heritage to work with children in Artek camp in the summer, participation of the diaspora in opening of Museum of Hetmans in Baturyn, etc.

Continuing his speech Viktor Yushchenko told the representatives of Ukrainian community about internal political, economic, cultural situation in Ukraine. Much attention he also paid to Ukraine’s achievements on the path towards European and Euro-Atlantic integration.

Before closing the meeting President Yushchenko presented state awards to representatives of Ukrainian diaspora in Canada.


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