July 11, 2016 / 10:22 AM / 3 years ago

Ukraine, Canada sign trade deal during PM Trudeau's visit

Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman shakes hands with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, July 11, 2016. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine and Canada formally signed a free trade deal during a visit to Kiev by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday.

Negotiations for the deal had concluded last year and the agreement needs to be ratified by both the countries’ parliaments before it can come into force.

Reporting by Alessandra Prentice; Writing by Matthias Williams; Editing by Catherine Evans

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