Ukraine, EU discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation – Economy Ministry

Ukraine, EU discuss topical issues of bilateral cooperation – Economy Ministry

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Ukraine and the EU discussed pressing issues of bilateral cooperation in agriculture and rural development, cross-border and regional cooperation sectors.

The Economy Ministry’s press service reported this following a meeting of Cluster 5 of the Subcommittee on Economic and Other Sector Cooperation of the Association Committee between Ukraine and the EU.

"The parties reviewed the status of implementation of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the latest developments in the field of agricultural policy of Ukraine, including land reform, farm support, rural entrepreneurship, organic production, rural tourism, and bringing Ukrainian legislation in agriculture to EU standards," the report says.

In addition, the Ukrainian side told its European colleagues about the progress in implementing the State Regional Development Strategy until 2020, the development of the State Regional Development Strategy for 2021-2027, the functioning of the State Regional Development Fund, as well as the smart specialization approach in Ukraine.

Following the meeting, the parties agreed to continue cooperation in agriculture and rural development; update the agriculture dialogue between Ukraine and the EU, and the common fisheries policy; continue cooperation within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, the EU Strategy for the Danube Region, the Black Sea and other cross-border and territorial programs.

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