EU Commissioner Hahn met with Poroshenko

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko during the meeting with EU Commissioner for European neighbourhood policy and negotiations to expand Johannes Hahn discussed the situation of security in the Donbass and the importance of full implementation of the Minsk agreements. About it reports a press-service of the President of Ukraine.

It is reported that parties noted the importance of full implementation of the Minsk agreements, especially in terms of safety.

“The EU Commissioner confirmed the unchanging policy of the European Union regarding the non-recognition of the occupation of the Crimea by Russia and a binding sanctions regime against Russia to the full implementation of the Minsk agreements”, – stated in the message.

Also Poroshenko and Khan noted the symbolism of the anticipated launch of a visa-free regime and complete the process of ratification of the Association Agreement with the EU.

“Emphasized the importance of full implementation of the Association Agreement with the aim of creating favourable conditions for Ukraine’s integration in the EU internal market, improving competitiveness of Ukrainian goods in international markets and quality of goods and services to Ukrainian consumers”, – stated in the message.

The President of Ukraine confirmed that, despite the difficult challenges that Ukraine is steadily moving toward the implementation of comprehensive reforms.

In turn, the European Commissioner assured that the EU remains a reliable partner of Ukraine and will continue to provide the necessary support in the context of countering the aggression, and ways to implement internal reforms.

“The parties agreed on the importance of providing a high level of transparency in activities of state authorities and non-governmental organizations, in accordance with European standards”, – stated in the message.

The President of Ukraine and the EU Commissioner also discussed issues related to the preparation to the summit Ukraine – the European Union, which will be held July 13, 2017 in Kiev.

Earlier it was reported that on 2 June the European Commissioner will participate in the forum dedicated to the restoration and development of the Donbass, which will be held in Mariupol, and will visit the line of demarcation.

We will remind, EU Commissioner Hahn also spoke of the processes in Ukraine are concerned, the EU.