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Ukraine’s president visits Brussels to discuss Brexit’s influence on Ukraine-EU relations

On June 27, 2016, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko is making a working visit to the EU institutions in order to take part in the Ukraine-EU high-level political consultations.
Ukraine’s president visits Brussels to discuss Brexit’s influence on Ukraine-EU relations

Consultations or the Ukraine-EU mini-summit will be dedicated to the discussion of the results of the UK referendum on the EU membership and their influence on the Ukraine-EU relations, ways to further mobilize EU’s support for the agenda of reforms in Ukraine, maximum use of DCFTA potential and introduction of the visa-free regime, Joinfo.ua reports with reference to the presidential press service.

Ukraine’s president plans to use the negotiations in Brussels for the formation of consensus among the EU member-states on the prolongation of economic sanctions against Russia due to its aggression against Ukraine.

The mini-summit will be attended by President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogherini and leading commissioners.

President Poroshenko will have a separate meeting with President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz in order to coordinate actions on the prompt adoption of the decision regarding the introduction of the visa-free regime for Ukrainian citizens by the EU.

In the framework of the working visit, it is planned to sign the Agreement on Cooperation between Ukraine and the European Organization for Justice, as well as the Agreement on the Associated Participation of Ukraine in the EAEC Program of Research and Training.

Earlier president Poroshenko said hopes that the results of Britain’s referendum on its exit from the EU would not influence the further extension of the EU’s sanctions imposed on Russia.