The European Union reaffirmed its commitment to strengthening Ukraine’s political association and economic integration with the EU and unwavering support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Ukrainian state.
This is stated in a joint statement following the 23rd Ukraine-EU summit, Ukrinform reports.
“We have gathered today to reaffirm our unwavering commitment to strengthening the political association and economic integration of Ukraine with the European Union on the basis of the Association Agreement and the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area it provides,” the document says.
The EU also reaffirmed its unwavering support and dedication to the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine within its internationally recognized borders.
In addition, the summit reaffirmed Kiev’s strong commitment to further strengthen Ukraine’s political association and economic integration with the EU, in particular by continuing close cooperation to strengthen the rule of law, advance reforms and promote sustainable economic growth, support green and digital transformation and build resilience.
The summit participants recognized Ukraine’s European aspirations and supported its European choice, as enshrined in the Association Agreement and in the context of its entry into force in September 2017 following a decision by the EU Heads of State and Government in December 2016.
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