Jean-Marc Ayrault, - Visa-free regime for Ukraine depends on fighting corruption

Source : 112 Ukraine

Economic reform should be continued with "principle of zero tolerance to corruption"
19:07, 23 February 2016

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“Visa-free regime with the EU will depend on your progress in fighting corruption. The same applies to the IMF," - said French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault during the negotiations with Ukrainian officials.

In turn, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said: "We do not specify to Ukraine, with what party and how to move forward… But we all need a state leadership, capable of actions and decisions."

Earlier it was reported that Ukraine has improved positions in the rating of visa restrictions

At a press conference with his Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin German Minister also stressed the importance of economic reform continuing using the main "principle of zero tolerance to corruption."

During the meeting with the speaker Vladimir Groisman French and German diplomats said that EU needs a clear signal from Ukraine that reforms will be continued, despite the difficult political situation.

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