PM Honcharuk to chair EU-Ukraine Association Council in Brussels

23:28, 26 January 2020
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The Ukrainian delegation will be led by Honchaurk / Photo from UNIAN

The EU delegation will be led by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, the Council of the European Union said in its meeting calendar.

Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi will also participate in the meeting.

"This will be the first meeting with the new composition of the Ukrainian government and the new composition of the European Commission," a said.

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The Ukrainian delegation will also include Deputy Prime Minister Dmytro Kuleba, Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko, Minister of Infrastructure Vladyslav Kryklii, Minister of Education and Science Anna Novosad, Finance Minister Oksana Markarova, Trade Representative Taras Kachka, as well as several deputy ministers.

The participants in the meeting will review the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, with a focus on to the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). They will touch on several areas of interest: political reforms, rule of law and security and economic cooperation.

The meeting will take stock of the current situation in Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, including humanitarian issues. The Council will also discuss the non-recognition of the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.

The Eastern partnership and regional issues are also on the day's agenda.

During his visit to Brussels, Honcharuk is to hold bilateral meetings, in particular, with President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Council Charles Michel, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis. He is also scheduled to meet with Belgian business representatives.

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