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Volodymyr Groysman and Jean-Claude Juncker tackle deepening of partnership between Ukraine and the EU in economy and energy sectors
10.02.2017 | 13:41

Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman held talks with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker in Brussels.

One of the main topics to ponder on was enhancement of cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union in economic and energy sectors.

Volodymyr Groysman thanked the European Commission for the decision to grant Ukraine additional trade preferences for Ukrainian producers. "Their approval will facilitate more dynamic development of our bilateral trade", he said.

 According to him, the support for Ukrainian producers and enlargement of opportunities in the EU market is an important point of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU.

Volodymyr Groysman and Jean-Claude Juncker also coordinated actions in the energy sector. In this context the parties discussed issues of energy security of the EU and the importance of Ukraine as a gas transit partner.

The signing of the Memorandum on strategic energy partnership between the EU and Ukraine created preconditions for progress in the process of integration of energy markets of Ukraine and the EU, noted the Head of Ukrainian Government.

 Ukraine relies on continued support and solidarity of the European Commission in the context of counteraction to the implementation of political projects Nord Stream 2 and the Turkish Stream, accentuated the Prime Minister.

"The agenda of our talks have been comprehensive and quite intensive. I am pleased to admit that on all issues we have a common understanding of how we must move forward together aimed to strengthen and develop partnership between Ukraine and the EU basing on principles of political association and economic integration", said Volodymyr Groysman.


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