The 5th meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Committee, to be held in Brussels, Belgium, on November 5, is a significant event called to enhance the dynamics of relations with the European Union. Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Dmytro Kuleba announced while appealing the Ukrainian side of the Committee, which comprises ministers and deputy ministers, representatives of ministries and agencies responsible for fulfilling the tasks in the sector of European integration of Ukraine.
According to the Deputy Prime Minister, on the sidelines of a meeting of the Committee there will be established professional contacts between representatives of the new Ukrainian government and the EU institutions, in particular, the European Commission, as well as discussed the ideas of further integration that will form the basis of the documents to be subsequently, in December, approved by the Association Council. "We have every reason to say that the intensity of the EU-Ukraine dialogue will only grow," Dmytro Kuleba stressed.
During the regular meeting of the Association Committee, a wide range of issues related to political, economic and sectoral cooperation will be considered. A separate cluster will be dedicated to monitoring the implementation of the Association Agreement and updating the annexes to the Agreement. Other important issues on the agenda of the EU-Ukraine relations will also be addressed.
This year's meeting of the Association Council, in December, is planned to summarize the achievements on the path towards EU accession and to deepen and broaden EU integration processes. In particular, Ukraine expects concrete joint steps to be developed to ensure further sectoral integration of Ukraine into the EU's digital and certain energy markets, to simplify conditions (customs formalities) in trade with the EU, in the sector of justice, freedom and security, and to obtain an industrial free visa regime (ACAA).
The delegation to participate in the fifth meeting of the Ukraine-EU Association Committee on the Ukrainian side will be led by acting Director-General of the Government Office for Coordination of European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of the Cabinet of Ministers Secretariat Yulia Horiacha; European Union Delegation – by Deputy Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia of the European External Action Service Luke Devine. The meeting will be opened by Dmytro Kuleba.
The Association Committee, established in accordance with Article 464 of the Association Agreement, is a subsidiary body of the Association Council, which organizes the meetings and discussions of the Association Council, ensures the continuity of the relations of the Asociation and the proper implementation of the Agreement.