Visa liberalization for Ukraine and Georgia to be considered separately

12:19, 02 March 2016
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The issue of the EU visa liberalization for Georgia will be considered separately from Ukraine, MEP and the parliament's rapporteur on the Association Agreement between the EU and Georgia Andrejs Mamikins said in an interview with Georgian Rustavi 2 TV broadcasting company.

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"I want to congratulate my favorite Georgian people. Issues of a visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine have been officially separated, the abolition of visas for your country will be considered separately," he said.

Mamikins expressed the hope that sooner or later Ukraine would have a visa-free regime with the EU.

"Highlighting the issue of Georgia on the basis of a special decision was taken yesterday and will be published today or tomorrow," he said.

Earlier it was reported that a legislative motion to cancel visas for Ukraine has been postponed until after a Dutch referendum on the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU.

"EU Com proposal for visa lib for Georgia will come next week. Ukraine might have to wait till after 6 Apr Association Agreement referendum in the Netherlands," Brussels reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Rikard Jozwiak wrote on Twitter on Friday, February 26.

In turn, the European Commission did not comment on media reports that a proposal to abolish visas for Ukraine had been postponed until after the referendum in the Netherlands.

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