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Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Foreign Ministers of Germany and France
22.02.2016 | 19:24

On Monday, February 22, Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk met with Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and the newly-appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development of France Jean-Marc Ayrault, who are in Ukraine on a working visit.

The Prime Minister of Ukraine stressed the importance of the visit to Ukraine of the foreign Ministers of Germany and France in the context of further dialogue in the "Normandy format". He emphasized: "It is a very strong and clear signal that Ukraine is on the European radars.

Together, keeping the unity we will be able to make the Russian Federation fully implement the Minks deal, highlighted Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

Unity is the major thing for all of us both unity inside the European Union and between Ukraine and the European Union as well, the Head of Ukrainian Government said.

Arseniy Yatsenyuk accentuated the Government expects that the EU will grant a visa free regime with the European Union for Ukrainian citizens. He reminded that the Parliament had passed the necessary legislation and the final report of the European Commission contains that Ukraine had fulfilled all necessary steps required to introduce the visa-free regime. It will be a real and tangible result, emphasized the Head of Ukrainian Government.

The Prime Minister also addressed an issue of implementation of the FTA agreement between Ukraine and the EU, which had entered into force on January 1 this year: "This is another mechanism to accelerate economic growth in Ukraine and increase the volume of trade, despite the fact that Russia imposed a trade embargo".

During the conversation the parties discussed a number of issues associated with the implementation of the Minsk agreements. They also considered topical issues of the internal political situation within our country as well as the actions and plans of the Government of Ukraine in the context of the European integration course.




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