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  • Dmytro Kuleba: Agreement on Association between the EU and Ukraine is a roadmap for reforms
    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, posted 22 September 2020 21:16

    On September 22, 2020, as part of the visit to Ukraine of the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice President of the European Commission Josep Borrel, he met with Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba.

    The parties agreed on a wide range of issues ahead of the 22nd Ukraine-EU Summit to be held on October 1 in Brussels.

    "We have a rather intensive, dynamic dialogue with the European Union, and the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU is a roadmap for our reforms," the Minister of Foreign Affairs said.

    Ukraine remains committed to the reform agenda. "We are interested in the functioning of an independent anti-corruption infrastructure in Ukraine and will continue economic reforms that will promote the gradual integration of the Ukrainian economy into the Internal Market of the European Union," Dmytro Kuleba assured.

    The High Representative expressed support for the program of reforms in Ukraine aimed at implementing the European integration course of our country. He also reaffirmed the readiness of European partners to prolong providing humanitarian assistance to the eastern regions of our country amid the pandemic. "We are doing this not for the sake of charity or as a non-governmental organization, because the EU is a political institution. Our common interest is that by helping Ukraine, we are helping ourselves. We are extremely interested in a prosperous, democratic and stable Ukraine," said the leader of European diplomacy.

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs thanked the EU for supporting the efforts of the Government of Ukraine to counter COVID-19 and strengthen the capacity of the Ukrainian medical system in the fight against the pandemic. The parties agreed on further solidarity, in particular, on access to the future vaccine.

    The EU steadfastly supports Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, while the EU's policy towards Russia remains unchanged. The EU's sanctions policy against Russia will be maintained until Moscow fully fulfills its obligations under the Minsk agreements.

    The Ukrainian side acquainted the EU with new initiatives on the deoccupation of Crimea, in particular the new international consultative format "Crimean Platform". The parties discussed ways to support this initiative by international partners.

    The EU High Representative, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, honored the fallen Ukrainian heroes by laying flowers at the Wall of Remembrance near St. Michael's Golden-Domed Cathedral.