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Estonia Wants Association Agreement Concluded With Ukraine and Approved for Moldova, Georgia and Armenia

23.04.2013

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Estonia would like for the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine to be signed at the summit of the European Union and its Eastern partners to be held in Vilnius, Foreign Minister Urmas Paet stated at the meeting of the European Union foreign ministers in Luxembourg.

“We would also like for Association Agreements with Moldova, Georgia and Armenia to be approved,” Paet added. He said that negotiations with those countries are proceeding at the right pace and it is important for those agreements to get initialled in Vilnius. “It would indicate and recognise the progress that those Eastern Partners have also made in integrating with the European Union,” said the Estonian foreign minister.

Regarding the signing of an Association Agreement with Ukraine, Paet said that the agreement would ensure Ukraine’s integration with the European Union, create new opportunities for Ukraine, and bring obligations that would tie Ukraine to European integration in the long-term. “We expect Ukraine to give more attention to rule of law and reforms, so that the country could function democratically and take the expected steps towards the European Union,” he added. “We consider Ukraine’s smooth and profound integration with the European Union to be essential,” the foreign minister confirmed.

Additional information:
Helen Ennok
Press spokesperson, Estonia’s Permanent Representation to the EU
+32 474 98 16 57





 

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