The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said on the last working day of the week that on November 24, scheduled a meeting to discuss the progress of Kiev in the execution of the action plan on visa liberalization.
on Thursday the Verkhovna Rada after long consideration, we took the necessary key package of draft laws on visa-free regime. Some of the laws that were enforced by the EU, adopted in the softened version, but the deputies promised to amend, if the EU deems it necessary. Report of the European Commission on the progress of Kiev in the execution of the action plan on visa liberalization it is assumed fifteen December.
"We have planned for November 24 meeting of senior officials on a visa-free dialogue where We discuss our progress For the preparation of the report, which must be made public fifteen December ", - said Klimkin in the process of "hour of questions to the government" in the Verkhovna Rada. He expressed the hope that the report of the European Commission will be positive and will allow Kyiv to begin the process of real preparation for a visa-free regime.
"To get a positive result, we need consistent work, consistency and coordination of activity of all power branches ", - said the Head of the Ministry.
the foreign Minister added that the EU expert mission has positively assessed the progress of Ukraine in the fields of document security, border management, migration, fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and protection of personal data. As of 12 November, of the 54 recommendations of the European Commission 18 fully done, in progress remain 36, said Klimkin. He also expressed gratitude to Parliament for the adoption of the main laws, which play a key role in the implementation of the recommendations of the European Commission.
Kiev and the EU are implementing a program of liberalization of the visa regime. The Ukrainian authorities hope to receive a visa-free regime with the European Union in 2016. To do this, the Europeans require from Kiev to intensify the battle against illegal activity of officials, to reform at the border and bring the identity documents to the European model in the form of a biometric ID card.