Lithuania ratifies EU association agreement with Ukraine

  • 2014-07-08
  • From wire reports, VILNIUS

The Lithuanian parliament at its meeting on Tuesday, July 8 ratified the association agreements between Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova and the European Union.

“Strong support and encouragement for European path - Lithuania's government ratified EU association agreement with Ukraine, Georgia  and Moldova” The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry wrote this on its Twitter page.

On June 27, the EU and Ukraine completed the signing of the Association Agreement, including a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. On the same day Moldova and Georgia signed a similar agreement with the European Union, Ukrinform reports.

To ratify the agreement, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry is preparing a package of documents for submission to the President. According to recent reports, it is being agreed in ministries and agencies.

The first EU country to ratify the Association Agreement between the EU and these three countries became Romania. The ratification took place on July 2. The same day, Moldova ratified its agreement with the EU.