Czech Republic supports visa liberalization between Ukraine and EU

Source : 112 Ukraine

Czech PM Bohuslav Sobotka sees no obstacles to visa liberalization for Ukraine
10:13, 18 March 2016

The Czech Republic supports visa liberalization between Ukraine and the European Union, stated PM of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka, reported “Radio Praga”.

Sobotka stated that visa liberalization with Ukraine “poses no threat to the Czech Republic”. Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic Lubomir Zaoralek emphasized that he supports not only Ukraine’s striving to the EU, but also that of Georgia and Turkey.

“Visa liberalization would open doors to Ukrainian workers, highly demanded for the local industry”, - spokesman for the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic Milan Mostyn.

The European Commission intends to submit an offer on visa liberalization for Ukraine after the referendum in the Netherlands. Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin stated that visa liberalization for Ukraine is expected in summer-autumn of 2016.

On March 16-17 President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko went to Brussels for an official visit, where he held meetings with Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker, Francois Hollande and Angerla Merkel.

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