In the course of her official visit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg the Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko held a series of bilateral meetings on Tuesday.
Yulia Tymoshenko met with Secretary General of the European Council, High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana and also with Grand-Duke Henri of Luxembourg, government portal reported.
Besides, Yulia Tymoshenko considered issues of bilateral Ukraine-Luxembourg cooperation with Prime Minister, Minister of State, Finance Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker.

During the 13-th meeting of Ukraine-EU Cooperation Council, held in Luxembourg on Tuesday, Agenda of Ukraine-EU cooperation was signed. The Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko informed to a media conference on the outcomes of the sitting.

“This is a document which gives a new roadmap and raises our cooperation to a principally new level,” Yulia Tymoshenko emphasized.

She also imparted Ukraine and Eurounion advance work into Association Agreement and hope for it to be signed by the end of year. According to her, the new Association Agreement envisages, in particular creation of free trade area without any limits as well as political association. The Head of Government admits preparation of the mentioned agreement is a rather active process.

Yulia Tymoshenko noted the meeting of Ukraine-EU Cooperation Council took stock of cooperation along separate sectors, notably in energy, transport, improvement of environment. According to her, peculiar attention was paid to cooperation between Ukraine and the EU in the area of a new defence and security policy of Eurounion: “For Ukraine it is a crucial cooperation line”.

“We have improved our vision of cooperation along all the directions and, I consider, our today’s meeting will give powerful impetus for Ukraine’s Eurointegration, which, I am convinced, will end in Ukraine’s accedence into the EU,” Yulia Tymoshenko opined.

In his turn, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Czechia, holding the EU’s rotating presidency now, Jan Kohout announced the EU hails the progress in relations with Ukraine over the recent year, “especially concerning negotiations on a new agreement between Ukraine and the EU”. He expressed hopes that such negotiation process would complete within nearest time. He also underlined a possibility of political and economic reforms in Ukraine and added that a constitutional reform “has to be carried in a transparent way”.

Thereupon, according to him, it is significant for Ukraine to prolong battle against corruption and ensure independence of judicial system.


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