: 12 European countries call for visa liberalization with Ukraine

11:55 Apr. 23, 2016

12 European countries call for visa liberalization with Ukraine

A Ukrainian flag mixed with the flag of the European Union stands among flags for sale at a vendor's stall on September 14, 2014 in Lviv, Ukraine. (Getty Images)

E.U. foreign ministers discuss cooperation with eastern neighbours

The foreign ministers of the Nordic-Baltic Eight countries (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia, Norway, Sweden) and the Visegrad Four Group (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia) have noted the urgent need to establish visa-free regime between Ukraine and the E.U.

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According to the Foreign Ministry of Latvia, a statement was made during the regular meeting of the NB8 and V4 states' foreign ministers concerning the development of the Eastern Partnership initiative.

The ministers expressed their readiness to continue supporting the realisation of the Association Agreements with Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova. They also recognised the need to urgently grant Ukraine and Georgia visa-free regime.

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