“Ukraine has been moving towards European integration for years and now, it has achieved criteria necessary for signing the Association Agreement,” the President noted, according to the Press office of President Viktor Yanukovych.

“We have concluded with our European partners that Ukraine has achieved criteria necessary for signing the Association Agreement in Vilnius, in November 2013,” the Head of State noted in the course of the ceremony of receiving credentials from the Ambassadors Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of foreign countries.

The President stressed that reformation and modernization of different spheres of life had become a major contribution to the given process.

According to Viktor Yanukovych, these transformations will not only positively influence the development of our state, but also will be useful for the countries-partners of Ukraine. “These transformations are useful not only for Ukraine, but also for all partners with which Ukraine builds mutually beneficial bilateral relations as a sovereign state,” the Head of State noted.

The President also emphasized: “It is necessary to be guided by the principles of mutual respect in building of bilateral relations. The best language is the language of good trade-economic, humanitarian and cultural relations between our peoples. I will always facilitate such processes”.