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    Ukraine, Canada May Finalize Talks on Free Trade Zone by Fall - Yatsenyuk

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    An FTA deal would stimulate mutual investments between Canada and Ukraine and would allow the access of Ukrainian goods to the Canadian market. Canada will allocate $5 million for the development programs of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine.

    KIEV (Sputnik) —Talks between Canada and Ukraine on a free trade agreement (FTA) may be finalized within three months, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said Saturday after talks with his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper.

    "Now we are in a very good stage of negotiations… I hope that in a three months period we will complete talks on a free trade zone between Ukraine and Canada," Yatsenyuk said as cited in a statement published on the Ukrainian government portal.

    Yatsenyuk stressed that the FTA deal will stimulate mutual investments between Canada and Ukraine and will allow the access of Ukrainian goods to the Canadian market.

    Canada to Issue $5Mln Aid for Ukraine's 'Strong and Safe' Future

    Canada will allocate $5 million for the development programs of law enforcement agencies in Ukraine, the statement on the Ukrainian government portal said.

    "This is a real help for Ukraine to be a strong and safe country," Yatsenyuk said as cited in the statement.

    The Ukrainian prime minister also stressed that the Canadian military is expected to arrive in Kiev soon to provide training for the Ukrainian police.

    The meeting between Harper and Yatsenyuk was held at a police training institute. After the meeting both officials attended the training of police units.

    Canadian Prime Minister Harper arrived in Ukraine's capital Kiev on Friday to meet Yatsenyuk and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. It is Harper's third official visit to Ukraine since January 2014.

    The Harper's visit comes ahead of the 41st Group of Seven (G7) meeting in Germany. The G7 summit is scheduled to take place in the Bavarian Elmau Castle, outside Munich, on June 7-8, 2015.

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