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Canada and Finland discussed joint efforts on Ukraine's recovery

Canada and Finland discussed joint efforts on Ukraine's recovery Canada and Finland discussed joint recovery efforts for Ukraine (photo:

Canadian Minister of Export Promotion, International Trade and Economic Development, Mary Ng, met with Ville Tavio, Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, to discuss joint efforts on Ukraine's recovery, according to the press service of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"As Canada and Finland are trusted partners that respect rules-based international trade and investment, the ministers discussed global economic security and resilience. They also reflected on both countries’ strong commitment to Ukraine and the importance of working together to support its recovery and reconstruction," the statement from the Canadian Foreign Ministry said.

The diplomats also discussed steps to develop key economic sectors, including telecommunications technology, and the development of global supply chains for electric vehicle batteries.

Aid from Canada to Ukraine

Since the onset of the full-scale invasion, Canada has provided military and financial aid to Ukraine. For instance, on January 23, the Canadian Minister of Defense announced a new package of aid for Ukraine, which includes 10 multi-role boats from Zodiac Hurricane Technologies. Additionally, Canada announced the start of training for Ukrainians on F-16 fighter jets.

Furthermore, on February 3, it became known that Canada is considering transferring CRV7 air-to-ground missiles to Ukraine. Previously, the Canadian government had planned to dispose of them.

Moreover, the Canadian Ministry of Defense stated that Ottawa is participating in two coalitions subordinate to the Defense Coordination Group of Ukraine, namely the armored coalition and the air coalition.