CEPI today organized a roundtable debate with the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, and Slovak experts on Ukraine. Experts underlined the importance of an inclusive internal deal in Ukraine. The current government in Kyiv needs to reach out the Eastern and Southern regions before it is too late. Mr. Baird believes that a situation when Ukraine has to negotiate its internal moves with Russia is ridiculous. Ahead of the NATO Summit in Cardiff that will take place in September 2014, Canada supports open door policy for candidate countries. The Canadian Foreign Minister visited Bratislava and participated at the CEPI roundtable as part of a tour to NATO countries in the region, including the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia and Estonia.
CEPI hosted Canada’s FM Baird