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Sixth meeting of EU-Ukraine Association Council ends in Brussels

Source : 112 Ukraine

The event was chaired by Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksiy Honcharuk
11:06, 29 January 2020

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The sixth meeting of the EU-Ukraine Association Council has ended in Brussels, resulting in a common statement. The text of the document is available on the website of Ukraine’s Cabinet of Ministers.

"The parties (Ukraine and the EU – 112 international.) have discussed a number of important issues and adopted a common statement," the statement said.

The EU noted the significant progress of the reforms in Ukraine and emphasized the need for their continuation, in particular, in order to create transparent and equal conditions for business and investment activities. In addition, the EU positively estimated the Ukrainian government's steps towards approximating its national legislation in the digital economy to European law.

Related: EU draws conclusions on Association Agreement implementation by Ukraine

Ukraine and the EU stressed the importance of further implementation of energy sector reforms, in particular with regard to ensuring the independence of the energy regulator and the inspection of nuclear regulation, as well as the creation of a competitive and transparent electricity market.

The parties have agreed on further steps to protect the environment and reduce carbon emissions under the European Green Agreement and the Paris Climate Agreement.

As we reported earlier, Josep Borrell, the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy is to come to Ukraine with a visit in the coming weeks. The chief of European diplomacy said so on Tuesday, as he met with Ukraine's Prime Minister Oleksiy Honcharuk. The two officials met in Brussels, Interfax informed.

"I intend to visit Ukraine in the next few weeks," Borrell said.

Related: Ukraine's PM to chair sixth meeting of EU-Ukraine Association Council in Brussels

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