Canada’s Foreign Minister Joly discusses NATO, European security with Ukrainian Foreign minister

Melanie Joly and Dmytro Kuleba. Image credit: Twitter handle of Melanie Joly

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Ottawa/cmedia: Mélanie Joly, Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, expressed Canada’s deep concern with Russia’s military buildup and ongoing destabilizing activities in and around Ukraine while speaking with Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs earlier this week.

Discussion between the two ministers included the importance of dialogue in forums such as NATO and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe to find a peaceful resolution to this situation.

Canada’s work with its international partners to de-escalate the situation and coordinate responses to deter Russian aggression was also emphasized by Minister Joly.

While concluding their calls, the ministers said they look forward to the 30th anniversary of Canada-Ukraine bilateral relations later this month. They also agreed that the deep and special bond between their countries is more important than ever.

Joly also emphasized that Canada will always stand up for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence.