Negotiations on the agreement on associated membership of Ukraine in the EU, free trade area and visa regime between Ukraine and the European Union are in a dynamic and results may appear during the EU-Ukraine summit in November 2010, acording to the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy.
"Thank you very much, Mr. Prime Minister for naming the three main goals that we can achieve in the coming months. These are the Association Agreement - I think that negotiations are sufficiently dynamic, a little more complicated are the negotiations on the trade issues, but I hope that all outstanding issues will be settled. Regarding the dialogue on visa-free regime for Ukraine - we now go beyond the final stage. I hope that at the time of the EU-Ukraine summit in November, we will have the first results," he said during meeting with the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov, Cabinet's press office reported.
Mykola Azarov noted that in Brussels another round of expert-level talks is completed between Ukraine and EU to establish a free trade area. "We are concerned that it was really a free trade agreement foe Ukraine has not to face various restrictions, quotas, as now. For example, in negotiations on agricultural products," the Head of the Government said, stressing that during the 14th Council meeting on Ukraine-EU Cooperation, held in Luxembourg, European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy, Stefan Füle and Vice President of the European Commission on Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton bear with Ukraine's position on this issue.
Prime Minister urged the EU to take active part in the modernization of
the Ukrainian gas transport system: "For us
it is extremely
important for EU participation in the modernization of our transport
system. Recently, our Minister of
and Energy met with EU Energy Commissioner - our offers are on your
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The President of the European Council highly valued the reforms undertaken by the government in the economy and social life. "I welcome all the reforms initiated by the President of Ukraine, which are now being implemented by your Government," he said, adding that the continuation of the stand-by program between Ukraine and the IMF is a positive signal, which enables the EU to give Ukraine the possibility for macro-financial assistance amounting to 600 million Euro.
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