Canada to Host Ukraine Reform Conference in 2019

Chrystia Freeland.

NP-UN National Affairs Desk.

Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, on June 27 announced that Canada will host the Ukraine Reform Conference in 2019.

No date has yet been set.

“I am delighted to announce that Canada will host the Ukraine Reform Conference next year. This is an unprecedented opportunity for Canada to convene international partners and advance our unwavering commitment to Ukraine. Together, we can build the future that the people of Ukraine deserve and desire,” she said in making the announcement.

The 2019 conference will bring together foreign ministers from the European Union, the G7 and NATO countries to support Ukraine in ongoing democratic and economic reforms. Canada is firmly committed to working with the international community to support Ukraine and work toward a secure, sovereign and prosperous future for the people of Ukraine.

At this year’s conference, hosted by Denmark, the Minister discussed recent key reform developments, such as the passing of the Higher Anti-Corruption Court law. This was also an opportunity for the minister to address pressing issues with her counterparts, such as gender equality, health, education and pension reform in Ukraine.