The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was invited for the first time to attend the meeting of the Heads of Foreign Affairs Ministries of the G7 countries, which will begin in Toronto on April 22, Ukrainian Ambassador to Canada Andriy Shevchenko informed Ukrainian internet newspaper Evropeyska Pravda.
According to Shevchenko, for the first time in its history, Ukraine will be present at a full-fledged, planned event of the G7 member states.
"The time has come for serious, strategic decisions on Ukraine and Russia and on how to make the world acknowledge peace and the international agenda. We are glad that Ukraine will be able to join this difficult but critically needed discussion and we intend to make a valuable contribution to future joint decisions," the Ambassador said.
The Group of Seven includes the USA, Canada, Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy, and Japan. On January 1, 2018, Canada assumed the one-year presidency of the G7, one of the most influential world associations and an informal club of the seven most developed democracies and world's advanced economies.