Ukraine govt delegation left for Brussels to prepare talks

5 December 2013 10:30
(QHA) - The Ukrainian government delegation left for Brussels to prepare negotiations of an Association Agreement with the European Union. The press service of the First Vice Premier informed about this, reports Ukrinform. “On an instruction from First Vice Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov a government delegation of Ukraine (the so-called technical mission) left for Brussels, which was instructed to start negotiations on preparation of a plan for implementation of the initialed Ukraine-EU Association - the so-called Road Map,” a statement reads. The delegation was headed by Deputy Head of the National Bank of Ukraine Mykola Udovychenko. According to the press service, the aim of this visit is to define the structure and general contents of the bipartite document, whose conclusion is directly related to the signing of the Agreement. Simultaneously, a working group was formed from representatives of a number of ministries and departments, the aim of which is to define the volumes and direction of Ukraine's expenses in the process of implementation of the Agreement with the EU. Next week, the second stage of the “technical mission” is expected, following that a principled political decision should be taken about signing the Road Map and the Association Agreement, the press service informs.