Canada's premier visits Lviv
20:50 10/26/10

Oct. 26, the premier of Canada, Steven Harper, has come to Lviv on the final leg of his trip to Ukraine. The agenda of his visit to Lviv was made by the premier himself.

He met with the students of the Ukrainian Catholic University, visited the Lontsky St. Prison Museum commemorating the victims of occupational regimes, the St. George church and laid flowers at the steps of monument to Taras Shevchenko, our correspondent reports.

In the UCU, S. Harper delivered a lecture on the history of Ukraine-Canada relationships. “The bottom line of the lecture is that Canada has always been a special partner of Ukraine, supporting it on the way of democratic reform and economic development,” Ukraine ambassador to Canada, Ihor Ostash said.

Meanwhile, Canada’s premier did not meet with Lviv oblast top officials, save for the protocol meeting at the airport and at the wreath-laying ceremony. According to Ihor Ostash, Steven Harper cut his official meetings due to the on-going election campaign in Lviv.

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