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Poroshenko And Merkel Agreed To Hold Meeting Of ‘Normandy Quartet’ Foreign Ministers In Late November

Poroshenko And Merkel Agreed To Hold Meeting Of ‘Normandy Quartet’ Foreign Ministers In Late November

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President Petro Poroshenko and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have agreed to hold a meeting of foreign ministers in the "Normandy Format" (Ukraine, France, Russia, and Germany) at the end of November.

The Ukrainian presidential press service announced this in a statement after a telephone conversation between Poroshenko and Merkel, Ukrainian News Agency reports.

"The interlocutors also discussed the drafting of a roadmap for implementation of the Minsk agreements, in accordance with the outcome of the ‘Normandy Format’ summit in Berlin. They agreed to hold a meeting of the foreign ministers of the ‘Normandy Quartet’ countries in late November," the statement said.

In addition, Poroshenko and Merkel discussed preparations for the Ukraine-European Union summit that will be held in Brussels (Belgium) on November 24.

Poroshenko and Merkel also discussed the issue of liberalization of European Union visas for Ukraine.

"The German chancellor confirmed that the visa-free regime will go into effect immediately after approval of a so-called ‘suspension mechanism’ within the European Union," the statement said.

In addition, according to the statement, Merkel informed Poroshenko about the outcome of the meeting of European Union leaders with United States President Barack Obama in Berlin (Germany) on November 18, during which it was confirmed that the European Union’s sanctions on Russia would be maintained until it fully implements the Minsk agreements.

The two leaders also discussed energy security.

As Ukrainian News Agency earlier reported, Poroshenko and Merkel have noted that the security situation in Donbas is deteriorating.

The heads of "Normandy Quartet" recently instructed their ministers of foreign affairs to draft a plan of measures for implementation of the Minsk agreements (roadmap) by the end of November.

Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin has said that the positions of Ukraine, Germany, and France differ considerably from the position of Russia regarding the vision for the roadmap for implementation of the Minsk agreements.


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