Lithuania urged EU to grant a clear European prospect to Ukraine

13:09, 23 July 2008
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And to name this in the new association Agreement

Foreign Minister of Lithuania Petras Vaitiekunas on Tuesday urged his colleagues in the EU to grant a clear European prospect to Ukraine and to name this in the new association Agreement, which will change the Partnership and Cooperation Agreement signed in 1997, according to the Baltic Course.

"Strong relations between the EU and Ukraine will encourage domestic reforms in this country and determine strategically important changes in the entire Eastern Europe," Vaitiekunas underlined.

 According to the report of the Foreign Ministry, Vaitiekunas also suggested to start a dialogue regarding the visa-free regime to Ukraine by preparing a clear action plan and conditions. The Lithuanian Foreign Minister especially highlighted the necessity to successfully finish the negotiations on the overall free trade with Ukraine, which will be the part of the New Consolidated EU and Ukraine Agreement, informs ELTA.

 The EU foreign ministers also discussed trans-Atlantic partnership, the situation in Georgia, Serbia and Kosovo, the process of the EU military operation in Chad and the Central African Republic, the situation in Iran, Somali, Zimbabwe and the Near East in Brussels on Tuesday.

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