Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the signing of an updated Free Trade Agreement with Canada on Friday "the basis for the reconstruction of Ukraine" in a post on Telegram, APA reports.
"Canada is one of our biggest donors, that's very important," Zelensky said.
The document "will facilitate the development of trade in goods and services, investment and the formation of a developed competitive market economy in line with national priorities," among other things, according to the Ukrainian Presidency statement.
Zelensky also said he was very grateful to Canada for "the decision to join F-16 pilot training" of Ukrainian soldiers.
This came after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that Canada "will direct instructors to train Ukrainian pilots and service personnel on the F-16s."
Zelensky also thanked Trudeau for his government's decision to purchase "a new batch of missiles for air defense systems for the needs of Ukraine."