Visa-free regime agreed for Georgia faster

Source : 112 Ukraine

The process goes faster for Georgia because it did not wait results of referendum, unlike, - Klympush-Tsintsadze
16:25, 14 December 2016

Georgia went through the process of agreeing of visa-free regime faster because it did not wait for the results of the referendum as Ukraine did. This was announced by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine on European Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze on air of 112 Ukraine TV channel.

When asked why Georgia’s process in getting visa-free regime proceeds faster than Ukraine’s, she said:

"This only shows that Georgia originally was split from Ukraine and went through these processes a little quicker at the time when we were waiting for the results of referendum in Netherlands ".

Related: Poroshenko and Merkel discussed situation in Donbas, sanctions against Russia and visa-free regime over the phone

Earlier it was reported that Georgia will get visa-free access to the EU, MEPs and Council negotiators agree. Georgian citizens will have the right to travel to the Schengen area without a visa under an informal deal struck by Parliament and Council negotiators on Tuesday.

Earlier the European Parliament postponed visa-free regime consideration for Ukraine to February 1. Previously, a decision had to be considered on January 18.

Related: Tusk: 'Final stretch towards visa free travel for Ukraine'

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