The Eastern partnership summit, which was held today, 24 November, in Brussels, confirmed the European aspirations and European choice of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova. This is stated in the joint final Declaration of the summit, published on the website of the European Council.
“Participants at the summit acknowledge the European aspirations and European choice of those partners, as stated in the Association agreements”, – stated in the text of the document.
The Declaration emphasizes that the summit approve the full entry into force of the Association agreements and the FTA with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, which provide for “acceleration of political Association and economic integration with the EU.”
The document also recalled the importance of the Agreement on common aviation area with Ukraine “as soon as possible”.
“The participants of the summit welcome the effective functioning of the visa-free regimes for Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine”, – stated in the Declaration.
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In addition, the summit participants intend to continue the support of existing cooperation in the framework of the Energy community, which “will help Eastern partners to fulfil their respective obligations”.
“In this context is demonstration of a commitment to cooperation and progress will be the modernization of the Ukrainian gas transportation system and storage facilities,… as well as creating conditions for potential integration of energy systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the European network”, – stated in the document.
23 November 2017, foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that relations between Ukraine and the EU should not and will not remain exclusively within the framework of the Eastern partnership.
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