Parties discussed the the implementation of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan for Ukrainian citizens and the move of Ukraine to the second phase of its implementation. The Ukrainian side demonstrated the commitment of the Government to take all necessary measures for the operational implementation of the Action Plan’s criteria and informed about the latest steps in the adoption of relevant legislation and regulatory instruments.
European Commission confirmed to promote the Ukrainian side in rapid progress towards the achieving the main objective of the Action Plan – visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens – and, in this context, to provide assistance for the completion of the relevant criteria.
C.Malmström welcomed today’s approval by the Parliament of Ukraine legislation, aimed at implementation of the first phase of the Action Plan.
During the meeting the sides also discussed the implementation of the Enhanced Visa Facilitation Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, with the emphasis on possible ways of further improvement the current practice of issuing visas to Ukrainian citizens.
Positively noted the willingness of the European Commission to promote mobility of citizens, acting Minister A.Deshchytsia called to use in practice all the possibilities of Visa Facilitation Agreement and actively promote the introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens.