Ukraine is finalizing preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit in Vilnius, President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych said during a meeting with Prime Minister of Estonia Andrus Ansip, the press service of the head of state reports.

He noted that Ukraine began an active process of modernization and European integration in 2010. "The year 2013 became a crucial year. We are about to finish our preparation for the summit in Vilnius," the President said.

Speaking of Ukrainian-Estonian relations, Viktor Yanukovych stressed that the visit of Andrus Ansip to Ukraine in April of 2013 had become a starting point in the enhancement of bilateral cooperation.

The President expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister of Estonia for the support of European integration aspirations of Ukraine.

In his turn, Andrus Ansip expressed hope that the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU would be signed in November.

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