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Pentus-Rosimannus: Estonia supports Ukraine’s visa-free regime with the European Union

18.05.2015

After meeting with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin in Brussels, Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus stressed that Estonia supports the visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union.

According to Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus, Ukraine must receive a decision in favour of visa freedom as soon as all the technical conditions are met. “Introducing visa freedom in the current situation would be an important symbolic confirmation that Ukraine belongs to Europe,” Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus said. “The closer and easier communication is between people living in the European Union and in those living in Ukraine, the more direct contacts there are, the easier and faster Ukraine’s integration with the European Union will be,” the Foreign Minister added.

Foreign Minister Keit Pentus-Rosimannus confirmed Estonia's continued support in assisting Ukraine and reforming the country.

At the meeting of foreign ministers of European Union countries belonging to the Friends of Ukraine group with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, the latest developments and fragile situation in Ukraine were discussed, as well as expectations for the European Union's Eastern Partnership summit in Riga at the end of this week.

 

Additional information:

Marika Post

Press Spokesperson, Permanent Representation of Estonia to the EU

+32 474 98 16 57

 

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