Estonia welcomes Ukraine membership

  • 2013-10-04
  • From wire reports

TALLINN - Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip said at a meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Leonid Kozhara on Oct. 3 that the association and free trade agreement is important for both Ukraine and Europe and expressed hope that at the Eastern partnership meeting in Vilnius, unity will be achieved about concluding the agreement, reports Postimees Online.

Ansip referred to the need for Ukraine to continue the justice sphere reform and improve election legislation and encouraged it to do everything possible for the association and free trade agreement to be concluded in November. “The situation is tough and delicate, but a solution has to be found to the problems,” said Ansip. “You can count on Estonia’s support.”

“I wish for the relations between Ukraine and Europe to be closer and that Ukraine could participate in the European common market,” said Ansip, adding that hopefully the signing of the association and free trade agreement gives a new impetus to Estonian-Ukrainian business relations.