1 Feb 2023 11:29

Number of sectoral documents, joint statement to be signed at Ukraine-EU summit

MOSCOW. Feb 1 (Interfax) - A number of sectoral documents and a joint statement will be signed at the Ukraine-EU summit to take place in Kiev on February 3, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said.

"We are preparing to present results of the implementation of all seven recommendations of the European Commission and are expecting our efforts to be positively assessed by the EU. We are hoping to make significant progress in rapprochement with the EU domestic market and interaction in energy and renewable gases," the Ukrainian media quoted Kuleba as saying at a press briefing on Tuesday.

The prospect of the soonest beginning of negotiations on entry into the EU should top the agenda, Kuleba said.

"After Ukraine meets every recommendation of the European Commission and receives a positive assessment," he added.

Kuleba also said that a joint statement would be signed at the end of the summit.

"A number of sectoral documents, currently considered by the sides, are being prepared for signing at the summit, alongside a joint statement on the summit results. The Presidential Office and the Foreign Ministry are actively working to finalize the joint statement, so that it is as strong as possible and in line with the interests of Ukraine," he said.