The president of Ukraine Victor Yushchenko notes big progress in preparation of the agreement on association between Ukraine and the European Union.
About this Yushchenko told during a meeting today in Kiev with vice-the president of European Commission Günter Verheugen.
Yushchenko noted that this agreement is prepared more than on a half. "Also it is notable progress", - he told.
Also he paid attention to positive dynamics of negotiations on the agreement on association of power systems, to the agreement on the Uniform sky between Ukraine and EU.
According to Yushchenko, dynamics of negotiations on the fundamental agreement on free trade zone creation between Ukraine and the European Union arranges Ukraine. He noted that this year Ukraine and EU are expected by 4 more rounds of negotiations, and in Ukraine understand that they will be difficult.
Besides, Yushchenko emphasized that Ukraine conducts active work on coordination of process of preparation of the constituent summit the "Eastern Partnership" planned for May 1 in Prague. He hoped that this summit will be productive.
In turn, Verheugen highly appreciated Yushchenko's role in the European aspirations of Ukraine.
"We consider you as that political leader who supports the European future of Ukraine, we consider you as that political leader who understands that independence, integrity of Ukraine depends on close integration into the European structures", - told vice-the president of European Commission. It expressed belief that Ukraine has to be integrated into Europe as is the country which most of all divides ideals, values, traditions of the European community.