On September 22, 2023 President Volodymyr Zelenskyy made a historic visit to Canada.
During his address to Canada’s House of Commons President Zelenskyy has thanked Canada for being one of the most longstanding partners and supporters of Ukraine and called upon Canada and its allies to stand by Ukraine as it fights back against russia to protect its freedom.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced additional $650M in military aid to Ukraine and said that Canada’s support for Ukraine is unwavering and will last as long as it is needed.
During this visit Vice-President of Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce Mark Vytvytskyy had a pleasure of attending a roundtable with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minisiter Chrystia Freeland and leaders of Canadian business community Mairead Lavery, Bobby Kwon, Kyle Jeworski, Dave McKay, Anuj Ranjan, Bharat Masrani, Neelam Sandhu, Tim Gitzel, Deb Barnes.
The roundtable attendees discussed the united support of all G7 countries to create a more secure investment environment in Ukraine, looking at de-risking mechanisms and finding financial instruments that can attract investment and private capital.
Mark Vytvytskyy emphasized CUCC’s role as a platform that connects businesses and government, enabling Canadian businesses, investors, and exporters to actively participate in Ukraine’s reconstruction.
He has also reminded participants to mark their calendars with Rebuild Ukraine Business Conference on November 21-22, 2023 at the Omni King Edward Hotel in Toronto.