Kyiv, Brussels complete all formalities for launching Association Agreement from Nov 1 – Poroshenko

Ukraine has received a note from the European Union in which the EU announced the completion of its internal procedures for the application of the Association Agreement, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has reported on Facebook.
“Thus, Kyiv and Brussels have completed all formalities for launching the agreement from November 1. Consequently, it is now part of Ukrainian legislation. Let’s get to work!” he wrote.
Earlier, the director of the information policy department at the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry, Yevhen Perebyinis, said that the Ukrainian side handed over an instrument of ratification of the Association Agreement to the depositary of the General Secretariat of the Council of the European Union.
“Thus, Ukraine has completed all internal state procedures for the entry into force of the agreement,” he said at a briefing on Tuesday.
Perebyinis also named the sections of the Association Agreement, which will be applied from November 1 this year, in particular, “Political Dialogue and Reform,” “Political Association,” “Cooperation and Convergence in the Field of Foreign and Security Policy,” “Justice, Freedom and Security,” “Economic and Sector Cooperation,” “Financial Cooperation,” and “Institutional, General and Final Provisions.”
As reported, on September 16, the Verkhovna Rada and the European Parliament simultaneously ratified the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. The agreement has already been ratified by Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Malta and Slovakia.

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