Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine for European Integration Olena Zerkal hopes to complete the process of ratification of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU in January 2017. She stated this at a press conference in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reports.
"At yesterday’s hearing Prime Minister Rutte and all political parties had the opportunity to express their positions on the further completion of the ratification of the Association Agreement. I am now optimistic about the completion of the procedure as early as January in the Dutch Parliament", she said.
According to her, not only the coalition political forces, but also the Green Party decided to support the completion of the ratification process of the Association Agreement.
"This will unlock the process of ratification in the Parliament of the Netherlands, at least in the Lower House," she said.
Recall, on December 15 the EU agreed on a decision on the conclusion of the ratification of the Association Agreement with Ukraine, taking into account the conditions of the Netherlands.