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The 13th EU-Ukraine Summit

The 13th EU-Ukraine Summit will take place in Kyiv on 4th December. The Summit will be hosted by President Viktor Yushchenko. The Commission will be represented by President José Manuel Barroso and Commissioner for Trade and European Neighbourhood Policy, Benita Ferrero-Waldner. The Summit will provide the leaders of the EU and Ukraine with an opportunity to discuss common responses to challenges such as climate change, the global economic and financial crisis and energy security. The leaders will welcome continuing progress in EU–Ukraine relations while underlining the need for Ukraine to give fresh impetus to its reform efforts. The implementation of the Eastern Partnership and cooperation in sectors as diverse as energy, justice, freedom and security, transport and the environment will be important items on the agenda. International issues which will be addressed at the Summit include relations with Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and the Russian Federation.

Commenting on the eve of the Summit, President José Manuel Barroso said: “This is an important Summit.

The EU and Ukraine are facing a number of common challenges which call out for joint responses. Climate change, the global economic and financial downturn and energy relations are just some of the most pressing examples. We continue to demonstrate our readiness to support Ukraine in addressing these and other key priorities. At the same time we look to Ukraine’s leadership to take forward its reform agenda with vigour and determination”

Commissioner Ferrero-Waldner added:“Over the past year the relationship between the EU and Ukraine has continued to strengthen. We welcome progress in our negotiations on a new EU-Ukraine Association Agreement and our increasingly extensive cooperation in many different areas. At the same time, we will call on our Ukrainian partners to give new impetus to reform efforts and to work closely with the international community, particularly with the IMF, in order to bring about a rapid return to growth and prosperity for all”

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