Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman met with Head of
the European Union delegation to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli.
The Head of Ukrainian Government stressed that bipartite
relations between Ukraine and the European Union are of strategic importance.
During the meeting, Volodymyr Groysman emphasized the need
to ensure implementation by the parties of the objectives included into the Ukraine
- EU Association agenda, in particular, ratification of the Association
Agreement, the use of the second tranche of macro-financial assistance worth
EUR 600 million, the introduction of a free visa regime
for Ukrainian nationals. "We expect a decision of the European Union on the
visa-free regime for the Ukrainian citizens", said Prime Minister, noting
that Ukraine has fulfilled all the necessary requirements for liberalization of
the EU visa regime.
Moreover, Volodymyr Groysman highlighted that the Government
is further pursuing a policy of reforms. For his part, Head of the European
Union to Ukraine Hugues Mingarelli praised the efforts of the Government on the
reform path. He noted that over the past two years Ukraine had changed a lot.
Another issue raised was a meeting of the Association Council
and Volodymyr Groysman noted the need to ensure thorough preparation for the
event, due December 19, in order to achieve real positive results. "I count
on your personal contribution into our bilateral relations and I believe them
be successful", said the Prime Minister.