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Visa lib "well-deserved reward" for Ukraine’s reforms - Hahn
Visa, Ukraine’s, Hahn

EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy & Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn says visa liberalization is a well-deserved reward for Ukraine’s reforms, an UNIAN correspondent reported from the official’s briefing in Kyiv Thursday.

“In ten days, the visa liberalization will really come into force on June 11. It’s really a well-deserved reward for important reforms undertaken by Ukraine and the best example how citizens can benefit from reforms,” said Hahn.

“The message is very clear – reforms pay off,” he added.

“Visa liberalization will facilitate the exchange in many areas and bring our societies closer together,” the EU official stressed.

He expressed hope that in particular young people will use the new opportunities.

“Visa liberalization comes into force just before summer break. And hopefully many of them can use it already during the summer,” Hahn said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on May 11, The EU Council adopted a decision finally approving visa-free travel for Ukrainian citizens across the EU.

On May 17, a solemn signing ceremony of a legislative act introducing a visa-free regime for Ukraine with the European Union was signed in the European Parliament.

After the signing, the document was published in the EU Journal.

Visa liberalization comes into force on June 11, 2017.

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