Posted on 19.04.2013 in EU and the Eastern Partnership, News, Ukraine

UK wants see Ukraine part of European family

Ukraine and the United Kingdom expressed willingness to enhance cooperation in political and economic areas. This was discussed during a meeting of Prime Minister of Ukraine Mykola Azarov with the chairman of the British-Ukrainian community Lord Rizbi and British Ambassador to Ukraine Simon Smith, the Cabinet’s press service informs.

During the meeting, the parties noted the need to deepen bilateral cooperation at a high level, in particular, the official visits of relevant ministers and subsequently Prime Ministers. It has been informed about the preparation of the meeting of foreign ministers in the UK in May this year.
The parties also discussed the integration of Ukraine into the European Union. Azarov notes Ukraine’s implementation of the action plan adopted in preparation for the signing of the Association Agreement and the adoption of appropriate legislation in Parliament by the summit of “Eastern Partnership”, which will be held in November in Vilnius.

In response, the chairman of the British-Ukrainian community noted the support of Ukraine’s European aspirations on the part of the United Kingdom. “We understand that Ukraine is an integral part of the European family – the European states. We hope to see you as part of the family. I want to assure you once again that it is the only position of the Great Britain,” Rizbi told Azarov.

Source: forUm