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Ukraine has all chances to sign an Association Agreement with the EU in Vilnius in November of this year, Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski, Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevičius, Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans and Danish minister for European affairs Nicolai Wammen told journalists after a meeting with Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, which lasted more than two hours, ForUm correspondent reports.
Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski said that the parties discussed many issues with the President during the meeting. "We are really very grateful to President Yanukovych for this meeting. We were able to present our points of view of the relations between Ukraine and the EU, and this is extremely important, taking into account the fact that we are approaching the moment of taking a decision on the Association Agreement, which is an invitation for Ukraine to join the European family," he said.
He also noted the acceleration of pace of work on the implementation of reforms in Ukraine and called to adopt the necessary legislation to ensure its implementation and resolve other issues that had been discussed with the European Union.
In turn, Lithuanian foreign minister Linas Linkevičius added that Ukraine has a lot of friends in the EU, and it is not only those countries, representatives of which arrived in Kyiv. "The Eastern Partnership summit is scheduled for the end of November. Today, we have come to Ukraine with the hope that everything will be done, and both Ukraine and the EU will use all the opportunities, but everything depends on Ukraine ... You have to understand that the Association Agreement is a political association with the EU and an economic integration," he declared.
In addition, Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans said that Ukraine is a very important European country. "Ukraine should use all its potential and need to carry out reforms ... and when they are held, I think everyone will see what Ukraine can achieve in cooperation with other European nations," he said.
In turn, Danish minister for European affairs Nicolai Wammen stressed that Ukraine still has a lot of work to do to implement the reforms and to release the people who are behind bars.