The Seventh Meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council will take place on February 11, 2021, in Brussels (Kingdom of Belgium).
The Ukrainian delegation will be headed by the Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal, the European Union - by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell. The meeting will also be attended by EU Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi.
The meeting of the Association Council will take place with an aim to ensure the development of the agreements reached during the 22nd Ukraine-EU Summit (October 6, 2020, Brussels). It is envisaged to agree on a number of further joint steps for the practical implementation of the Summit agreements, many of which are quite ambitious and comprehensive. These include launching a comprehensive review of the objectives of the Agreement, further progress on the digital economy, a green course, the conclusion of the Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptability of Industrial Goods (ACAA), and setting specific deadlines for the first EU-Ukraine cyberdialogue meeting in 2021.
During the meeting, the parties are also to discuss progress in the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, the pursuing of a broad reform agenda in Ukraine and to determine joint steps to further develop Ukraine's political association and economic integration with the EU.
Particular attention will be paid to countering Russia's ongoing armed aggression, as well as the security and humanitarian situation, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in the temporarily occupied territories of Crimea and eastern Ukraine.
On the outcomes of the meeting, the parties will adopt a joint statement.