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EU Ambassadors give "green light" for talks on visa liberalization
19:17, 17 November 2016
EU Ambassadors give "green light" for talks on visa liberalization

Council believes that visa-free regime for Ukraine should be implemented simultaneously with the entry into force of the new mechanism of its cancellation

19:17, 17 November 2016

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Ambassadors of EU countries approved the beginning of the discussion of visa liberalization for Ukraine. Radio Svoboda correspondent in Brussels Rikard Jozwiak wrote this on Twitter.

 


"The Council believes that the entry into force of the liberalization of the visa regime for Ukraine should take place simultaneously with the entry into force of the new mechanism for the abolition of visa-free regime", reads the statement of the EU Council.

The negotiations with the European Parliament will be initiated on this basis.

Related: Visa liberalization for Ukraine is on EU ambassadors’ meeting agenda

"By giving a green light today, the Council has demonstrated its commitment to the visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine, taking into account that all the requirements have been met. The reforms are the right way, and should be encouraged. I am also pleased that our solution can send a positive signal to the eve of the EU-Ukraine summit on November 24", said the Chairman of the Committee of permanent representatives, Peter S. Javorcik.

Earlier, the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that Ukraine will receive a visa-free regime until November 24, during EU-Ukraine Summit in Brussels.

Related: EU Ambassadors will give green light to discuss visa-free regime with Ukraine

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