The Ukraine - European Union Troika meeting took place in Slovenia at the level of Foreign Ministers. Ukraine's delegation was led by Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko, and the EU's by Dmitri Rupel, Foreign Minister of the presiding Slovenia. The EU delegation also included commissioner for external relations and European neighborhood policy Benita Ferrero Waldner, the MFA press service reported.
In the course of the meeting, the parties discussed the condition and perspectives of negotiations on a new, enhanced agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, preparations for the 12th Ukraine - EU summit in France on September 9. Both sides noted progress with the talks on conclusion of the new agreement.
Troika welcomed the negotiations Ukraine launched to create a free trade zone with the EU.
During the debate on development of cooperation in the field of common foreign and security policy, the Ukrainian delegation pointed out the striving for this country's more active participation in the European security and defense policy.
Ukraine also touched on further liberalization of visa relations with the EU through approval of visa-free travels for Ukrainian citizens.
The parties exchanged views of the situation in Ukraine and the EU, as well as some international and regional questions of mutual interest. Cabinet's press service reports.
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