Poroshenko to meet with Rada faction leaders, hold National Reform Council meeting on EU visa-free regime
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has said that he will meet with the leaders of the parliamentary factions and hold a meeting of the National Reform Council next week to discuss the implementation of measures required to secure a visa-free regime with the European Union.
"Look at what is happening. I believe that we need to meet with leaders of parliamentary factions and hold a meeting of the National Reform Council next week to address the implementation of all the necessary changes," he said in an interview with Ukrainian TV channels on Sunday evening.
Poroshenko said that the latest Ukraine-EU summit made it clear that no political obstacles remain to granting a visa-free regime with the EU to Ukraine, but technical issues are still a problem.
"On the one hand, the government submitted the necessary draft bills but there is no consensus in parliament… We need to reach the compromise urgently. And I hope that parliament will finally make this step and vote for the laws needed for the visa-free regime," Poroshenko said.
He added that it is necessary to fulfill all the tasks that are beyond the competence of parliament, including combating corruption.