December 16, President of Ukraine arrived in Brussels for his two-day working visit, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the AP press service.
After the Ukraine-EU mini-summit with President of the European Council Donald Tusk and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Ukrainian President took part in the joint press statement. The main focus will be concentrated on the situation in Donbas and the annexed Crimea.
“Ukraine highly appreciates the unwavering solidarity and unity of the European Union in support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity”, said Petro Poroshenko.
Ukrainian President emphasized on a unique format of today’s meeting – mini-summit with participation of three Presidents and European Commissioners – and its importance for Ukraine. He is confident that this meeting will sum up the achievements during the passing year and set up ambitious priorities for the year ahead.
President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko emphasized the decisiveness of Ukraine to implement reforms that bring the country closer to the EU.
“Ukraine is on the eve of strategically important political decisions in the context of constitutional amendments as well as further social and economic policies. What we need is internal unity plus international solidarity and support,” said Petro Poroshenko.
The President called visa liberalization a top priority item of today’s agenda and expressed hope that the EU member-states will adopt positive decision on visa-free regime for Ukraine.
He assured that Ukrainian authorities would continue implementing the wide scope of reforms in the field of anti-corruption, justice and home affairs to build upon the progress achieved in the framework of the Visa Liberalization Action Plan. “We know what needs to be done further and we will do it in close cooperation with the European Commission,” Petro Poroshenko noted.
On December 17, the President will make a visit to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe and examine the work of the NATO Special Operations Headquarters for staff talks with Supreme Allied Commander in Europe Philip M. Breedlove.