Poroshenko wants to sign the Association Agreement as soon as possible. Rompuy agreed
The Press Service of the newly-elected President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko today issued a formal declaration of his willingness to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement with the European Union as soon as possible.
"We defended the desire for European integration on the Maidan, which is why I am willing to sign the economic part of the Association Agreement and to introduce a free trade area with the EU immediately after the inauguration," - the press service quoted Poroshenko's statement made at the meeting with the President of Austria Heinz Fischer. This meeting was held on Wednesday in Warsaw.
Thus Poroshenko again denies rumors that he wants to postpone the signing of the Agreement.
Today, June 4, the head of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy said that the EU and Ukraine would sign the remaining part the Association Agreement on June 27 "at the latest".
"We have already signed the political part, and we will sign the remaining part (economic - Ed.) on June 27 at the latest," - he said in Brussels at a press conference, the UNIAN informed.
As you know, in late May, The Wall Street Journal reported that Poroshenko allegedly had asked the President of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy for "more time" to prepare the signing of the Agreement. Today it was announced that Germany also wants to postpone signing of the Agreement.
However, Poroshenko in official statements said that he was ready for signing without further delay.