The signing of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement will contribute to the consistent movement of the country towards European quality of life, Prime Minister Mykola Azarov said, opening the Cabinet’s meeting, ForUm correspondent reports.

"Today, we have to make a decision of historical importance. The Law of Ukraine "On the principles of domestic and foreign policy" defines the integration into the European political and economic space as one of the priorities of the foreign policy of the country. In addition, the European integration is the ultimate aim of the program of economic reforms of the President of Ukraine," PM said.

He noted that more than five years, various compositions of the government have been negotiating on European integration, at the same time analyzing all aspects of the impact of free trade with the EU on Ukraine's economy.

According to Azarov, an enormous amount of legal and technical work has been made during this period.

"As the President said yesterday, our country, of course, can and will fulfill all the criteria necessary for the signing of the Association Agreement. Right now, the government draws the line before an important step in preparation for the Association with the EU and at the same time opens a new stage of major changes in Ukraine," Ukraine PM said.


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