EU-Ukraine Summit: moving forward together in solidarity

09-07-2019
Photo: European Union
Photo: European Union

On 8 July, at the 21st EU-Ukraine Summit in Kyiv, the EU and Ukraine reaffirmed their strong partnership and shared commitment to a comprehensive reform agenda.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk represented the EU alongside the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

The EU High Representative, Federica Mogherini, and the Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Johannes Hahn, also participated in the event.

President Juncker said: “The European Union's partnership with Ukraine is one of mutual solidarity and friendship. It is also one that is flourishing: we have achieved more progress together in the last five years than we did in the two decades before. Ukraine has taken up ambitious reform commitments. The EU, in turn, has provided Ukraine with unprecedented support, from financial and expert support, to autonomous trade measures, and almost 3 million visa-free visits to the EU for Ukrainian citizens to date. This, alongside continued unity on sanctions, shows the EU's commitment to Ukraine – one that remains unwavering.”

The EU and Ukraine agreed on a joint statement, demonstrating the richness of the bilateral agenda.

Find out more

Press release

Full remarks of President Juncker at the joint press conference

Joint Statement

EU-Ukraine relations – facts and figures