Canadian, U.S. defense ministers discuss support for Ukraine

Canadian, U.S. defense ministers discuss support for Ukraine

Canada and the United States are ready to continue to support Ukraine in every way in protecting its territorial integrity.

This issue was discussed at a meeting between Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Singh Sajjan and U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

"Minister Sajjan and Secretary Mattis also reaffirmed their longstanding and ongoing support of the Ukrainian people, and of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity," said Byrne Furlong, spokesperson for the Canadian defense minister. 

According to him, the question of peacekeeping in the world was also raised at the meeting.

"The two defense leaders exchanged views on the future of peace support operations, with Minister Sajjan emphasizing Canada's commitment to helping ensure that UN peacekeeping is an effective tool in responding to 21st century conflicts," Furlong said.

In addition, the ministers discussed North Korea's unpredictable behavior.

"At their meeting, Minister Sajjan reiterated Canada's firm support to working with allies and partners on a diplomatic solution for denuclearization on the Korean peninsula that ensures security and prosperity," Furlong said.


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