Zelensky: We will move towards industrial visa-free agreement with the EU

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At the 22nd Ukraine-EU summit, the Ukrainian delegation presented a vision for renewing the Association Agreement in the field of trade and sectoral cooperation. This was stated by the President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, according to the Office of the President of Ukraine.

“During the Summit, we paid much attention to the implementation of the Association Agreement. We’ve agreed to make the most of its mechanisms in order to further develop our trade relations and deepen economic integration between Ukraine and the EU. At the same time, our delegation presented its vision for the renewal of the Association Agreement in the field of trade and sectoral cooperation. The free trade area must correspond to the realities of both the Ukrainian economy and the economy and the legislative field of the European Union,” the head of state noted.

One of the key results of the Summit, he said, was the agreement to begin in 2021 a joint assessment of the achievement of the goals of the Association Agreement, which will be the driving force for its subsequent renewal.

“We have discussed the deepening sectoral integration. Our discussions focused on the integration into the EU’s Digital Single Market, the energy markets of Ukraine and the European Union, interaction in the implementation of the European Green Deal,” Zelensky said.

The President also announced the intention to move towards an agreement on “industrial visa-free regime.”

“An EU expert mission has already begun work to assess Ukraine’s readiness to conclude an Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products,” he stressed.

The terms of signing the Agreement on the Common Aviation Area were also discussed. According to Zelensky, he received assurances from European partners that it will be possible to sign the Agreement on the Common Aviation Space in early 2021.

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