Poroshenko, EU leaders discuss security, economic, cultural cooperation in Aachen
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has disclosed the results of his talks with the leaders of European countries and European Council President Donald Tusk, which were held in Aachen, Germany, the press service of the Ukrainian president reported on Thursday.
In particular, Poroshenko and Tusk discussed the preparation, agenda, date and steps to be taken before the EU-Ukraine summit.
"This is one of the elements of the formation of a new agenda for Ukraine," Poroshenko said.
He noted the importance of a digital union, the cancellation of roaming for Ukrainians who, using the visa-free regime, will travel to the European Union, cybersecurity, as well as steps in the security sphere.
Poroshenko also held talks with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite and met with Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borisov. A number of other meetings are to be held with members of the German government.
"We have a very ambitious program of economic cooperation, cooperation [in the sphere of security], as well as cultural and humanitarian cooperation," Poroshenko said.
He noted that the agenda is very tense: "We clearly state that our path is European integration. Our path is transatlantic integration."
"By the way, we also discussed preparations for the Ukraine-NATO summit as part of the NATO summit in Brussels. We agreed on other international meetings where, I am very glad, the pro-Ukrainian coalition of peace will speak with one voice. The leaders of France and Germany guarantee that these steps are effective," Poroshenko said.