EU-Ukraine Association Council to be held on January 28
The main topic of the EU-Ukraine Association Council, to be held in Brussels on January 28, will be the implementation of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and the issues related to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.
“This will be the first Association Council chaired by Oleksiy Honcharuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine. The EU delegation will be led by Josep Borrell, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. The Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi will also participate in the meeting,” reads the announcement of the Council of the European Union.
Ministers will review the implementation of the Association Agreement, with a focus on to the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area (DCFTA). They will focus on several areas of interest: political reforms, rule of law and security and economic cooperation.
“The meeting will take stock of the current situation in Eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk agreements, including humanitarian issues. The Council will also discuss the non-recognition of the illegal annexation of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol by the Russian Federation.”