Ukraine's goal is joining EU, not to getting 'special status,' - MFA

Source : 112 Ukraine

The statement sounded in response to a proposal by the President of Slovenia to grant the EU "special status" to Ukraine and Turkey
11:49, 5 September 2019
Kateryna Zelenko, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine states the country's goal is to join the European Union, and not to get the "special status" in it. This was reported by Foreign Ministry press secretary Kateryna Zelenko to Ukrinform portal.

“The strategic goal of Ukraine is full membership in the EU, it is enshrined in the Constitution of our state. This is the civilizational choice of the Ukrainian people, for which we actively continue to work on, in particular in the framework of the implementation of the Association Agreement with the EU,” Zelenko said.

During the panel discussion on the EU future at the 14th Strategic Forum in Bled, Slovenian President Borut Pahor proposed that the EU grant Ukraine and Turkey “special status”.
Earlier, Ukraine's new Foreign Minister Vadym Prystayko spoke about the key points of foreign policy, emphasizing the priorities regarding NATO and the EU.

Related: European Commission assigns 37 million Euros to implement EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

As was reported before, Ukraine intended to suggest the European Union review the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, the ex-Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, stated this.

“We could speak about the review of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement in 2020, in five years after the agreement came into force. Naturally, we, together with our colleagues from different ministries, have to work in order to suggest out terms, in particular concerning the change of the structure of the economy in comparison to the time, when we conducted the first consultations (concerning the Agreement on association),” Klympush-Tsintsadze stated.

According to Klympush-Tsintsadze, Ukraine has fulfilled 52% of the planned tasks of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement over 2018.

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