Foreign Ministry hopes for speedy adoption by the EU Council and EP decisions on bezveze for Ukraine

МИД рассчитывает на скорейшее принятие Советом ЕС и ЕП решений по безвизу для Украины

Director of the political Department of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Alexei Makeyev.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine expects for a speedy adoption by the EU Council and European Parliament decisions on liberalization of visa regime for Ukraine. About it reports “Interfax-Ukraine” with reference to the words of the Director of the political Department of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Alexei Makeyev.

“We welcome the approval on 17 November negotiating positions of the EU Council on the EU visa regime for Ukraine and the relevant legislative proposals of the European Commission. For Ukraine it is important that member States of the EU clearly expressed support for the introduction of a visa-free regime for citizens of Ukraine”, – said Makeev.

The diplomat also expressed his understanding that the decision on liberalization of the EU visa regime for Ukraine will come into force simultaneously with the decision on the introduction of the recovery mechanism of the visa regime for third countries, which will be used in case of increased migratory pressure at the EU’s external borders and is not associated with Ukraine.

“We understand that the need for such binding is associated not with Ukraine, and with the migration crisis, which arose as a result of events in the middle East. We hope that the EU Council and the European Parliament will make every effort for adoption in the near future relevant decisions”, – said Makeev.

Earlier it was reported that the ambassadors of the EU countries approved the start of visa liberalization for Ukraine.

The Council believes that the visa regime needs to earn at the same time when takes effect, a new mechanism for suspension of visa-free regime with third countries (if necessary). Only once this mechanism is approved, the issue of visa-free regime for Ukraine may be adopted by the European Parliament and the EU Council.

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