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Formal event at the Georgian Embassy

10 July 2014
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On 7 July a formal event was organised on the occasion of the signing of Association Agreements (AAs) between the European Union and Georgia and Moldova, and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Ambassadors from EU member states and representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the event. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, greeted the Ambassadors of newly associated countries: ‘Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine took a big step towards relations with the European Union. I believe this is quite a symbolic event for both countries. The Association Agreements comprise a new quality of relations and will significantly expand economic and political perspectives with the EU within the framework of the Eastern Partnership’.
Ambassador Hristea added that closer cooperation between the European Union and its eastern partners is an important component of EU foreign policy. AAs affect the full and comprehensive trade area, and are expected to bring many benefits to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine by opening the European single market to these countries, which will bring higher standards for goods, services and competition.
The EU will cooperate with civil society in newly associated countries to ensure sustainable economic, political and social development: ‘These agreements do not constitute the end point in cooperation with the EU, we will deepen our relations and expand them to all the areas of mutual interest,’ noted Hristea.

The Ambassador of Ukraine to Armenia, Ivan Kukhta, highlighted the importance of the AA: ‘The Association Agreement is not just a political and economic document; it is the declaration of the will and determination of people who sacrificed their lives for their dreams to come true. With this document, Ukraine meets a new economic target; however, first of all, it praises freedom and democracy’.

Formal event at the Georgian Embassy

On 7 July a formal event was organised on the occasion of the signing of Association Agreements (AAs) between the European Union and Georgia and Moldova, and Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement between the EU and Ukraine. Ambassadors from EU member states and representatives of the Armenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs were present at the event. Head of the EU Delegation to Armenia, Ambassador Traian Hristea, greeted the Ambassadors of newly associated countries: ‘Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine took a big step towards relations with the European Union. I believe this is quite a symbolic event for both countries. The Association Agreements comprise a new quality of relations and will significantly expand economic and political perspectives with the EU within the framework of the Eastern Partnership’. Ambassador Hristea added that closer cooperation between the European Union and its eastern partners is an important component of EU foreign policy. AAs affect the full and comprehensive trade area, and are expected to bring many benefits to Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine by opening the European single market to these countries, which will bring higher standards for goods, services and competition. The EU will cooperate with civil society in newly associated countries to ensure sustainable economic, political and social development: ‘These agreements do not constitute the end point in cooperation with the EU, we will deepen our relations and expand them to all the areas of mutual interest,’ noted Hristea. The Ambassador of Ukraine to Armenia, Ivan Kukhta, highlighted the importance of the AA: ‘The Association Agreement is not just a political and economic document; it is the declaration of the will and determination of people who sacrificed their lives for their dreams to come true. With this document, Ukraine meets a new economic target; however, first of all, it praises freedom and democracy’.