Last year, Ukrainians were denied Canadian visas less often.
"One of our important practical tasks is to reduce the number of visa denials. Last year, the number of denials dropped slightly, down to 23%. It is less than almost 30% of denials over the past years, but still much too big," Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada Andriy Shevchenko said in an interview with Ukrinform.
According to him, "this figure does not meet our needs and, in my opinion, is not backed by the real state of affairs. Therefore, we continue to convince Canadian partners that we need to find mechanisms which would allow Ukrainians to travel more freely," the Ambassador said.
A Ukrainian-Canadian working group on mobility was set up this year to facilitate mutual travel, he noted.
"This shows how seriously Ottawa takes the creation of best travel conditions between Ukraine and Canada," Shevchenko summed up.