Klimkin about the lack of a final Declaration of the summit Ukraine – EU: what do the repetition of what is already there?

The results of the summit Ukraine – EU has not adopted a final Declaration, since this statement would be a repeat of previously recorded provisions, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in the program «Podrobnosti Nedeli» on TV channel «inter».

«Why do we have another project that repeats what’s already been said in the Association Agreement. Achievements recorded, I clearly called. We have to go to the statements of the summit, which record important new agreements. Why should we repeat what you already have? What us the text of 3-5 pages, which will read only the experts, and which has no truly breakthrough things?» he said.

Klimkin added that «some important stage in relations» between the EU and Ukraine ended as it was ratified the Association Agreement, and entered into force on visa-free regime.

«We will continue to work on practical, pragmatic result, completing the Association Agreement», – he stressed.

July 12 Official journal of the European Union issued a decision on the final ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

July 13, the «European Pravda» reported that Ukraine insisted that in the final joint statement was a reference to a phrase from the preamble of the Association Agreement that the EU «recognises Ukraine’s European aspirations and welcomes its European choice». However, the representatives of the European Union with the wording not agreed on what became known after the informal meeting of the President of Petro Poroshenko with EU leaders on July 12.

Poroshenko, the head of the European Council Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at a joint press conference didn’t mention the final official statement, which is usually considered an integral part of the summits of the EU with other States.

The Deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine Konstantin Eliseev said that the final Declaration of the summit Ukraine – EU has failed to make due to the lack of consensus. He stressed that «attempts have been made to work out a joint document.»




Klimkin about the lack of a final Declaration of the summit Ukraine – EU: what do the repetition of what is already there? 15.07.2017

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