President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine is set to visit Canada from Sept. 21 to 22, including stops in Ottawa and Toronto. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Zelenskyy are poised to intensify their collaborative efforts aimed at bolstering the relationship between their nations and providing support to the Ukrainian people in their defense against Russia’s ongoing invasion.
While in the Canadian capital, Ottawa, Trudeau and Zelenskyy will convene to reaffirm Canada’s unwavering commitment to Ukraine, according to a news release from the Prime Minister’s office. This commitment spans various dimensions, including military, economic, humanitarian, and developmental assistance. A key highlight of their meeting will be a signing ceremony aimed at further enhancing economic ties between Canada and Ukraine.
President Zelenskyy is scheduled to address the Canadian Parliament during his visit to Ottawa. Following this, the leaders will journey to Toronto, where they will engage with prominent Canadian business figures to encourage increased private sector investment in Ukraine’s future. An event attended by Canadians, including the vibrant Ukrainian-Canadian community, will conclude their visit.
No word yet on whether Zelenskyy will make a stop at Free Ukraine Square at the location of the former Russian embassy.
“Canada remains unwavering in our support to the people of Ukraine as they fight for their sovereignty and their democracy, as well as our shared values like respect for the rule of law, freedom, and self-determination,” said Trudeau, in a statement. “I look forward to welcoming President Zelenskyy to Canada to continue building on our support for Ukraine and the Ukrainian people as they contend with the effects of Russia’s brutal war of aggression.”