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Joint declaration of Eastern Partnership summit
18:16, 24 November 2017
Joint declaration of Eastern Partnership summit

The declaration also reported that the trade between the EU and partner countries will be strengthened

18:16, 24 November 2017

Council of Europe

The participants of the Eastern Partnership summit made the joint declaration in the results of the summit that is published at the official website of the European Department of Foreign Affairs and International relations.

According to the declaration, the partakers of the summit positively estimated the fact that the Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine came into force.

'The Summit participants commend the full entry into force of the Association Agreements and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas with Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and most recently with Ukraine following the December 2016 decision by the EU Heads of State or Government'.

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The declaration also reported that the trade between the EU and partner countries will be strengthened.

'Trade between the EU and partner countries, as well as among partner countries, will be supported, including through implementation of the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas for the three partners concerned Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine'.

Also, it the importance of the Common Aviation Area Agreement signed with Ukraine was mentioned.

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'Building upon the positive impact of Common Aviation Area Agreements with Georgia and the Republic of Moldova, the Summit participants recall the importance of concluding the Common Aviation Area Agreement with Ukraine at the earliest possible date, as well as express support for a swift completion of negotiations of such agreements with Armenia and Azerbaijan'.

Moreover, the issue of the security of the energy supply in Ukraine was also mentioned.

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'Continued support will be provided to the ongoing cooperation within the Energy Community, which will assist the Eastern partners in meeting their relevant commitments. In this context, modernising the Ukrainian gas transmission system and storages as well as putting in place the conditions for the potential integration of the power systems of Ukraine and Moldova with the European grid will demonstrate joint commitment and progress in this field'.

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