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Ukraine-EU Association Council to summarize Kyiv steps towards European integration

Source : 112 Ukraine

Ukraine and the EU will identify areas that need to be reviewed so that the integration process meets modern challenges
18:43, 8 December 2019

Oleksiy Honcharuk, Ukraine's PM
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On January 28, 2020, in Brussels, the Council of the Ukraine-EU Association will analyze Ukraine’s European integration achievements and discuss a plan for further action. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk following a meeting with Chairman of the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs David McAllister, the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers reports.

"During the meeting of the Association Council on January 28, we plan to analyze Ukraine’s European integration achievements and discuss a plan for further actions. We intend to update Appendix XVII so that Ukraine is covered by the internal market regime in the provision of financial, telecommunication, postal and courier services," Honcharuk said.

According to the prime minister, Ukraine intends to deepen cooperation with the European Union, especially in priority areas - energy, customs, digital economy, justice and home affairs.

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Earlier an agreement was reached on cooperation between Ukraine and the IMF on a new lending program. President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva discussed this during a telephone conversation.

“Our conversation with the IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva was very constructive. I am glad that we have found full understanding and our turbo mode was highly appreciated by the IMF. I am grateful to the parliament, government and our entire team for the tireless work for the sake of Ukraine,” Zelensky said.

The head of the IMF praised the economic achievements of the new government and the progress in implementing government reforms.

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