Ukraine, Canada hold first meeting of mobility working group

Ukraine, Canada hold first meeting of mobility working group

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Arsen Avakov, and Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship of Canada Marco Mendicino opened the first inaugural meeting of the Ukraine-Canada Mobility Working Group.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

"Ukraine pays special attention to the Ukrainian-Canadian dialogue in the field of migration and visas. Today we are opening a new page in Ukrainian-Canadian relations by launching a new format of bilateral cooperation," Kuleba said.

Avakov, for his part, stressed that the Ukraine-Canada Mobility Working Group is an effective tool to ensure proper communication between the competent agencies of both countries and intensify bilateral dialogue with the aim to improve mobility.

Representatives of relevant ministries and departments of the two countries discussed areas of effective cooperation between the governments in the field of migration and mobility. They paid special attention to the opportunities to increase the temporary mobility of Ukrainian and Canadian youth, as well as current challenges in the field of migration, and promising areas of cooperation between migration and border agencies of both countries.

As Ukrinform reported, on January 27, Ukraine and Canada set up a working group to respond to global migration challenges and further dialogue on mobility, including the simplification of travel to Canada for Ukrainian citizens.


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