Sunday, 15 November 2009

Ukraine grateful to Canada for commitment to provide humanitarian aid to battle influenza epidemic

Ukraine is grateful to Canada for its commitment to provide humanitarian aid to battle influenza epidemic, reads a report made by the press service of the ministry of foreign affairs of Ukraine. In course of a meeting of Petro Poroshenko, the minister of foreign affairs, with Canada's Ambassador in Ukraine, Daniel Caron, on November 13 the parties discussed, among other issues, ways of deepening bilateral relations, mechanisms facilitating development of trade-economic and investment cooperation, such as signing a free trade agreement between Ukraine and Canada.As Ukrainian News earlier reported, President Viktor Yuschenko has appealed to leaders of seven countries and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leadership to provide humanitarian aid of anti-influenza vaccine.Before this, on November 2, the Ukrainian president turned to leaders of eight countries, President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso, and Secretary General of NATO Anders Fogh Rasmussen for help in stemming the epidemic of influenza in Ukraine.The World Health Organisation is ready to help Ukraine receive vaccine against the А(H1N1) influenza.On October 30, the ministry of healthcare declared an epidemic of the A(H1N1) influenza in Ukraine.

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