12:33 Jun. 27, 2016
Ukraine's President to meet EU leaders and discuss Brexit, Ukraine-E.U. relations
On June 27, Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is set to visit the E.U. institutions to take part in Ukraine-European Union high level political consultations.
According to Poroshenko's press service, the high-level consultations or Ukraine-E.U. mini-summit will focus on the U.K. Brexit referendum outcome and its impact on Ukraine-E.U. relations.
Also the agenda includes the E.U. support for reforms in Ukraine, a deep and comprehensive free trade issues and visa-free regime for Ukraine.
Poroshenko plans to use the talks in Brussels to promote a consensus among E.U. member states on extension of economic sanctions against Russia over its aggression against Ukraine, the press-service states.
The mini-summit will feature European Council President Donald Tusk, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Parliament President Martin Schulz, European Commission Vice President - EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and key commissioners.
Ukraine's President will hold a separate meeting with the European Parliament President to facilitate a speedy approval of the decision regarding a free-visa regime for Ukraine.
During Poroshenko's visit to Brussels, Ukraine and the EU plan to sign two bilateral documents - Agreement on Cooperation with the European Organization for Justice and Association Agreement on Ukraine's participation in Euratom Research and Training Programme.