During a working visit to Brussels on July 23, Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal met with the High Representative of the European Union Josep Borrell.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister expressed hope that work on the Joint Declaration of the Sixth Eastern Partnership Summit will be launched in the near future.
"Ukraine expects efficiency and expresses readiness to exert every effort for the Summit to be successful. The Declaration should confirm the European aspirations and European choice of partners, as well as support for their territorial integrity within internationally recognized borders," said Denys Shmyhal.
According to the Prime Minister, the new agenda of the Eastern Partnership Summit for the period after 2020 should include the following key objectives:
- launching an additional format of "EU + 3 associate partners" dialogue;
- strengthening security cooperation;
- gradual integration of partners into the EU internal market;
- extending the benefits of the Digital Single Market to partners and reducing roaming tariffs with the EU;
- access to the Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA);
- conclusion of Agreements on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (ACAA).
Denys Shmyhal stressed that the parties should make every effort to implement the tasks of the "20 achievements by 2020", which still remain unfulfilled: "I mean the signing of the Common Aviation Area Agreement. It is necessary to find an opportunity to sign this agreement with Ukraine as soon as possible."
"We count on the support of the European Commission in this matter. This will contribute to the further development of the Ukrainian aviation industry, increasing the number of flights and passenger traffic," the Head of Government added.