Poroshenko: Prompt introduction of visa-free regime is common goal of Ukraine, EU

Poroshenko: Prompt introduction of visa-free regime is common goal of Ukraine, EU

Prompt introduction of the visa-free regime is common goal of Ukraine and the European Union.

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said this during a meeting with EU Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship Dimitris Avramopoulos, the website of the Head of State reports.

"We should unite efforts to accelerate the introduction of visa-free regime for Ukrainians," the President noted.

The Head of State congratulated the Commissioner on his first visit to Ukraine and expressed gratitude for his active personal support in the issue of visa regime liberalization between Ukraine and the EU.

The Commissioner informed the President about the course of consideration of the European Commission's legislative proposal on abolition of visas in the European institutions. The parties agreed to coordinate joint actions in order to ensure prompt approval of a positive decision.

Dimitris Avramopoulos praised the appointment of new Prosecutor General of Ukraine and expressed hope for a high-quality reformation of prosecution and struggle against corruption.

"The EU commends reformist efforts of Ukrainian authorities and stands side-by-side with Ukraine in its struggle against corruption and organized crime," he said.

The parties agreed on the importance of ensuring the entry into force of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement as soon as possible.


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