Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine for the first time invited to the meeting of foreign Ministers of the group of seven countries, which will begin April 22 in Toronto.
This was announced by Ukraine’s Ambassador to Canada, Andriy Shevchenko.
According to the diplomat, for the first time in the history of Ukraine will be present for a scheduled event, the group of seven countries.
The Ambassador confirmed that the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin received the invitation to the meeting from his colleagues, the canadian Minister of Christ, Freeland.
“It is time for serious, strategic decisions on Ukraine, Russia and in terms of how to expand the world of face-to peace and international order. We are happy that Ukraine will be able to join a difficult but critical conversation, and look forward to making a valuable contribution to future joint decision,” – said the Ambassador.
Shevchenko noted that Ukraine is grateful to the Canada as the presidency of the G7, for this initiative.
“We see the invitation as a common will of all our friends in the group of seven countries”, – the diplomat added.
Ukraine hopes that this conversation will continue at the upcoming summit of the leaders of the G7 which will take place in June in the canadian region of Charlevoix, noted Shevchenko.
Earlier, the Lithuanian MP and one of the authors of the so-called “Marshall plan for Ukraine,” Lithuanian Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius said he expects a discussion of this plan at the June summit of the group of seven in Canada.