European Union, Ukraine to strengthen political and economic cooperation – EU-Ukraine summit

European Union, Ukraine to strengthen political and economic cooperation – EU-Ukraine summit

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The European Union has reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening Ukraine's political association and economic integration with the EU and its unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state.

This is said in a joint statement issued following the 23rd EU-Ukraine summit, Ukrinform reports.

“We gathered today to reaffirm our continued commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union, on the basis of the Association Agreement and its Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area,” the document says.

The EU reiterated its unwavering support and commitment to Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders.

In addition, the parties reaffirmed their strong commitment to further strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union, including through continued close cooperation to strengthen the rule of law, advance reforms, foster sustainable economic growth, support the green and digital transitions and increase resilience.

“We acknowledged the European aspirations of Ukraine and welcomed its European choice, as stated in the Association Agreement and in the context of its entry into force in September 2017, after the December 2016 decision by the EU Heads of State or Government,” the document says.

As reported, the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit took place in Kyiv on Tuesday. Following the summit, a number of agreements were signed, including the Common Aviation Area Agreement.

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