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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Volodymyr Zelenskiy, President-elect of Ukraine

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Today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau spoke with Ukrainian President-elect Volodymyr Zelenskiy.

Prime Minister Trudeau congratulated President-elect Zelenskiy on his victory in Ukraine’s presidential election on 21 April, and reiterated Canada’s unwavering support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

The two leaders noted the warm relationship between Canada and Ukraine, which is buttressed by strong people-to-people ties and the vibrant Ukrainian-Canadian community. They looked forward to deepening and strengthening bilateral cooperation and partnership, including through the Ukraine Reform Conference, which will take place in Toronto this July.

During the conversation, the two leaders also spoke of the underlying democratic values that are shared by Canada and Ukraine, and the importance of working together to defend them globally.