The leaders of Ukraine and the European Union reaffirmed their commitment to the further liberalization of the visa regime. This is stated in the joint statement of the 16th EU-Ukraine summit, agreed in Brussels today.

"They (the leaders of Ukraine and the EU - Ed.) paid special attention to citizens' mobility, confirming the joint commitment to move towards a visa-free regime liberalization in due course, as soon as the conditions for well-managed and safe movement of people are created," the statement says.

The parties noted Ukraine's progress in implementing the first phase of the Action Plan on visa liberalization, and expressed hope for the early entry into force of the amendments to the agreement on visa facilitation.
In addition, the leaders of Ukraine and the European Union called a priority for 2013 the completion of the negotiations on the general aviation space.

The two sides also reiterated commitment to the principles of free trade and non-use of protectionist measures. "The leaders agreed on the importance of progress in the reforms needed to prepare for the establishment of a deep and comprehensive free trade area, in accordance with Agenda Association, and the need to refrain from any activities that are contrary to the FTA spirit," the statement says.

The leaders declared loyalty to the principles of the World Trade Organization and the willingness to continue applying joint efforts to strengthen the multilateral trading system.

In addition, the statement notes the priority to improve the business and investment climate in Ukraine, and also welcomes the conclusion of the agreement between Ukraine and the EU to start an informal dialogue on the business climate.



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