At the summit Ukraine-EU which will take place in Brussels on 24 November, will announce the start date of a visa-free regime for Ukraine. This was stated by the Deputy head of the presidential administration Konstantin Eliseev in an interview with RBC-Ukraine.
«The summit this will not happen and was not planned. It will summarize the results of cooperation Ukraine-EU since the first summit of the Association in Kiev in 2015. Of course, in this context, the key will be visa liberalization, as all the conditions required to obtain «bezveze», the Ukrainian authorities were met,» said Elisha.
Yeliseyev also said that the summit, in addition to visa liberalization and other issues: the implementation of the Minsk agreements, the extension of sanctions against Russia, trade and economic issues, including the implementation of the Agreement on Association of Ukraine with EU free trade zone, the prospects for concluding the agreement on joint aviation space and development of strategic partnership in the field of energy security.
«Of course, we want the summit culminated in concrete achievements. Obviously this is what you want and our partners who are sending us an important signal of support for the adoption by the EU Council at the level of ambassadors decision to start inter-institutional negotiations on the «bezveze». Finally the ice was broken and after months of pause, the EU decided to take a long-awaited decision», — said the head of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
Recall, 17 November the Committee of permanent representatives of EU agreed to start inter-institutional negotiations on visa-free regime for Ukraine, allowing the start of negotiations between the EU Council and the European Parliament.
Visa-free regime for Ukraine and Georgia will enter into force simultaneously with the start of the new suspension mechanism «bezveze», the coordination being completed.
AP: at the summit in Brussels, the start date of a visa-free regime will not be called 22.11.2016