The summit Ukraine – EU “will take place”, – Zhovkva

Саммит Украина - ЕС "точно состоится", - Жовква

The summit is scheduled for October 1.

EU leaders confirmed to hold the next summit Ukraine – EU. It will take place on 1 October.

This was announced by Deputy head of President’s Office Igor Zhovkva.

“It (the summit EU-Ukraine – ed.) will definitely take place. And the President of the European Council, Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen in his contacts with the President Zelensky confirmed that October 1 will be the summit Ukraine-EU, which we are prepared” – he said the Agency “Interfax-Ukraine”.

Zhovkva reported that at the summit Ukraine expects to sign agreement on joint aviation space.

“Everyone was aware of the problem between Britain and Spain over the status of Gibraltar airport. With the British exit from the EU, this problem is offset. Now the final technical negotiations. Their wording on the status of the airport should give Spain. And we have a specific goal that during the summit Ukraine-EU in October, the agreement was finally signed”, – he said.

Deputy OP also noted that the agreement on “industrial bezveze” Ukraine has fulfilled its obligations under the legislation, and it will soon begin to work.

“Now the ball is on the EU side. Pre-assessment mission was due to arrive in Ukraine in March, but the coronavirus changed the plans. We insist in all our conversations that this issue should remain on the agenda. And so by the end of the year we expect the assessment mission. Of course, the access of Ukrainian industrial goods, the provision of relevant certification will allow us to go not only to the EU market and the markets of other countries,” he said.

Zhovkva and pointed out the importance of the European green agreement (The European Green Deal), which sets an ambitious target for member States of the EU by 2050, to turn Europe in the ecological continent. “Ukraine should not lag behind, at least, given the achievements it has in the green energy sector. And we need the help of the EU,” he said.