Spain is in favour of immediate granting Ukrainians a visa-free regime, Prime Minister Rajoy

Испания выступает за немедленное предоставление украинцам безвизового режима, - премьер Рахой

The President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko and Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy

Spain supports the early completion of the ratification process of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, as well as the immediate granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free regime. This was stated by Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy in a telephone conversation with President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, reports the press service of the AP.

Spain will always be to provide assistance to Ukraine in implementing its European aspirations, in favor of a speedy completion of the ratification process of the Association Agreement between Ukraine and the EU, and for the immediate granting Ukrainian citizens visa-free regime, assured the Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy, President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko.

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In addition, Spain is strongly in favour of preserving the territorial integrity of Ukraine.

“Spain strongly supports and will always support territorial integrity of Ukraine”, – said the Spanish Prime Minister.

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The sides called for further intensification of bilateral political dialogue between Ukraine and Spain, and discussed prospects for exchange of visits.

As reported, on 17 November, the ambassadors of the EU countries approved the start of visa liberalization for Ukraine. They noted that the entry into force of visa-free regime for Ukraine should take place simultaneously with the entry into force of the new mechanism for its abolition. Based on this, negotiations will be launched with the European Parliament.

At the summit Ukraine – EU which was held yesterday, 24 November, the heads of the institutions of the European Union confirmed that Ukraine has fulfilled all the requirements and can get bezviz to the end of the year. The head of the European Council Donald Tusk hopes that the termination mechanism of visa-free regimes can be developed this year.

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