On Tuesday during the official meeting in Brussels the Prime Minister of Ukraine and the President of the European Commission Jean- Claude Junker discussed strengthening of the bilateral cooperation, implementation of the free visa regime perspectives and the ratification of Ukraine-EU Association Agreement.
Commenting on results of the negotiations during the briefing with Jean-Claude Juncker and the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn the Prime Minister declared that one of the subjects of discussions was implementation of the free visa regime perspectives for Ukraine.
In this context the Prime Minister stressed that Ukraine fulfilled all the requirements, set out in the Action Plan on Visa Liberalization.
“We are waiting for a relevant decision from all the European institutions. We believe that this decision can be taken in autumn this year”, - said V. Groysman.
In his turn the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn stated that the decision is expected in October.
V. Groysman and J-C Junker also discussed the issue of the Association agreement ratification. “We agreed to search a solution in order to complete this process”, - pointed out the Prime Minister.
Apart from that, the participants of the meeting discussed strengthening of bilateral cooperation, namely in the fields of economy, trade,energy and the issue of the EU-Ukraine common airspace. “We achieved a mutual understanding in all the matters regarding direction we are going to move”.
President of the European Commission reaffirmed the EU’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and independence. He mentioned that the EU is satisfied with the pace of the reforms in Ukraine, however he urged the government to speed up to bring necessary changes.
The Head of the Government commended the European Union, particularly the European Commission for the support for Ukraine in the reforms. “We intend to implement reforms and structural changes in the country, because Ukraine and the Ukrainians need them”,- said V. Groysman.