18 out of 54 recommendations on visa-free regime are fully implemented -Klimkin

Source : 112 Ukraine

Foreign Minister of Ukraine noted the European Commission positively assessed Ukraine's progress within Visa-Liberalization Action Plan
12:42, 13 November 2015

112 Agency

18 out of 54 recommendations of the European Commission on the implementation of the plan to liberalize the visa regime between Ukraine and the EU is now fully complied, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said during an hour of questions to the Government at the plenary session of the Verkhovna Rada.

He recalled that on May 8 the European Commission published the fifth report on the implementation of Ukraine's plan for liberalization of visa regime, which contains 54 recommendations.

Klimkin said that in result of expert missions of the EU Ukraine's progress in areas such as security of documents, border management, migration and asylum, the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing and the protection of personal data received positive assessment.

"As of November 12 out of 54 recommendations of the European Commission were fully implemented 18 recommendations. 36 recommendations are being implemented. We have no outstanding recommendations, all are in the process of implementation," the Minister stressed.

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Also Klimkin said that on November 24 will be a meeting of senior officials on the "visa-free" dialogue between Ukraine and the European Union.

"Previously we had planned for November 24 meeting of senior officials on the" visa-free "dialogue where we will discuss our progress with a view to preparing a report to be released December 15. This will be the sixth report, and we all very much hope that it will be positive and will allow us to begin the process of practical training to obtain a visa-free regime. In order to get a positive result, we need a consistent work, coherence and coordination of all branches of government, " said the head of the Foreign Ministry.

Recalling that on November 10 Ukrainian Parliament has adopted the "visa-free package" of laws.

"Thus, we managed to pass the anti-corruption review of laws and those laws that the enforce Ukraine visa-free liberalization. It was hard and coordinated work, but Parliament united and supported the laws. My congratulations," said first deputy Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada Andriy Parubiy.

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