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Meetings with Ministers for Foreign Affairs from Ukraine and Turkey

10 May 2010

Today, Cecilia Malmström discussed visas and readmission agreement with the Turkish Minister for Foreign Affairs Ahmet Davutoglu. She met also the Ukrainian Minister for Foreign Affairs Kostyantyn Gryshchenko with whom she talked about Ukrainian reform efforts in the area of home affairs. They also discussed visa related questions.

"Both Ukraine and Turkey want visa liberalisation with the EU and the Commission supports them in their efforts", said Cecilia Malmström. "They must however, as any other country, fulfil a number of criteria in order to make this possible."

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