The Deputy Prime Minister for the European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze has said that Ukraine would narrow a delay in the implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the European Union in 2018, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"I think that we will significantly narrow a gap in our implementation. However, judging by how the events are unfolding, I cannot say I am particularly optimistic about the notion that we are going to fully implement all the measures we did not introduce in 2016-2017 and those we need to introduce in 2018,” she said at a press briefing dedicated to the real challenges for implementing the association agreement and the progress in the introduction of the action plan for 2018 held in Kyiv on Monday.
According to the deputy prime minister, Ukraine faces many tasks for 2018, including those that were not implemented between 2016 and 2017 in accordance with the Association Agreement.
She said that among the key tasks of Ukraine for the current year is the construction of a control system for food; development of high-tech exports; promotion in the field of transport; relaxation of formal procedures for trade in goods and transit in the customs sphere; protection of intellectual property.
Also, the deputy prime minister hopes to sign a number of "roadmaps" for the implementation of the Ukraine-EU Association Agreement's provisions in various areas.