Foreign Affairs Minister to hold bilateral meetings in Brussels and attend Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen

News release

June 25, 2018 – Ottawa, Ontario - Global Affairs Canada

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be in Brussels, Belgium, for bilateral meetings with the European Union on June 26, 2018, and will participate in the Ukraine Reform Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, on June 27, 2018.

In Brussels, the Minister will meet with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission, Federica Mogherini, and the EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmström.

While at the Ukraine Conference in Copenhagen, the Minister will reiterate Canada’s support for the people of Ukraine, the Government of Ukraine’s robust reform agenda, and Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty. Canada is among Ukraine’s strongest international supporters and is committed to working with the international community to defend a rules-based international order.

On the margins of the conference, the Minister will meet with Ukraine’s prime minister, Volodymyr Groysman, Denmark’s minister for foreign affairs, Anders Samuelsen, the United Kingdom’s foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and other counterparts.


“The European Union is a key ally for Canada. Our relations are based on common values and close historical, political, economic, cultural and people-to-people ties. I look forward to continuing to work together to protect and promote shared values and interests, such as support for democracy, a rules-based international order and human rights, including gender equality.”

“I am committed to working with our international partners, at the conference and in the months to come, to support Ukraine as it implements meaningful economic and democratic reforms in order to build a sovereign, secure and stable future. The people of Ukraine can count on Canada’s continued and unwavering friendship and support.”

- Hon. Chrystia Freeland, P.C., M.P., Minister of Foreign Affairs

Quick facts

  • The Ukraine Reform Conference, co-hosted by the governments of Ukraine and Denmark, will examine progress made in Ukraine’s reform efforts over the past four years and look at further advancing these reforms.

  • The Conference brings together foreign ministers from the European Union, the G7 and NATO countries, as well as representatives from international organizations, the private sector and civil society.

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