Shmyhal and Dombrovskis discuss Ukraine-EU economic cooperation
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal and Executive Vice President of the European Commission Valdis Dombrovskis held an online meeting to discuss the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, trade and economic cooperation and macro-financial assistance from the European Union to Ukraine.
Ukrinform reports this with reference to the government portal.
Shmyhal thanked the European Union for its significant contribution in supporting the COVAX Global Facility. He noted that Ukraine had already received two batches of COVID-19 vaccine under this program.
“The Ukrainian health system is capable of performing more than 400,000 vaccinations per week. An electronic registration system for vaccinated people is operating in Ukraine and an electronic queue has been created,” said Shmyhal.
He also underlined that the conclusion of ACCA (Agreement on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products), that is to say on “industrial visa exemption”, remains one essential priorities in relations with the European Union.
The parties also raised the issue of Ukraine’s cooperation with international financial partners, including the provision of European Union macro-financial assistance and the next tranche of the International Monetary Fund.
According to Shmyhal, the government, in cooperation with the President of Ukraine and the Verkhovna Rada, has drafted priority bills in this direction and hopes that these will be adopted by the parliament in the near future.