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Mikser: Ukraine remains committed to reforms


Foreign Minister Sven Mikser and the Head of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Ukrainian Verkhovna Rada, Hanna Hopko, discussed preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit and the progress of Ukraine’s reform process today. Mikser reaffirmed that Estonia and the EU support the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Mikser noted at the meeting that Estonia supports Ukraine’s efforts to implement reforms set out in the Association Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. “Recent progress, both the healthcare and pension reform as well as the decision to establish an anti-corruption court, demonstrate that Ukraine remains committed to reforms,” the minister said and encouraged Ukraine to continue the reform process.

Mikser confirmed continued Estonian and EU support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, named Ukraine as a priority of Estonian development cooperation and humanitarian aid and emphasised the importance of the support of international community to resolving the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

“One of the priorities of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU is the Eastern Partnership and the upcoming summit will give us an opportunity to maintain Eastern Partnership at the heart of EU policy,“ Foreign Minister Mikser said, “also as regards to the development of civil society and economic development.”

Hopko participated in the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Conference taking place in Tallinn today as part of the Estonian Presidency. The conference focuses on strengthening civil society organisations in the Eastern Partnership countries.

Additional information:

Liisa Toots
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Media Adviser, Communication Department
+372 637 7628


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