On January 28, 2020, the sixth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk will be held in Brussels, the Kingdom of Belgium.
This will be the first sitting with the new composition of the Ukrainian Government and the new composition of the European Commission.
The agenda encapsulates a discussion of the security situation in eastern Ukraine in the context of counteracting Russian aggression and implementation of the Minsk Agreements, as well as the current situation in the temporarily occupied Crimea.
During the meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, the sides will take stock of the progress achieved in implementing the Association Agreement and discuss the state of bilateral trade, ways to deepen economic and sectoral cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union, cooperation in the sphere of justice, freedom and security.
The delegation of the Ukrainian Government will be led by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk. The EU delegation will be chaired by Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission. The Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi will also participate in the meeting.
The composition of the Ukrainian government delegation will include Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko, Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladyslav Kryklii, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine Hanna Novosad, Minister of Finance of Ukraine Oksana Markarova, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation for European Integration Valeria Ionan,Deputy Minister of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture,Trade Representative of Ukraine, Taras Kachka,Deputy Minister of Justice Valeria Kolomiets,Deputy Minister of Energy and Environmental Protection of Ukraine Konstantyn Chyzhyk.
Apart from participation in the plenary session, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Council Charles Michel, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis as well as with Belgian business representatives.
Following the outcomes of the 6th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, a joint press conference will be held between Oleksiy Honcharuk and Josep Borrell at 6:15 pm (local time).