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Ukraine to start membership talks with EU next week: PM

Published : 22 Jun 2024, 00:04

  DF News Desk
Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal. File Photo: Ukrainian Government.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said Friday that his country will start membership talks with the European Union (EU) next week, reported Xinhua.

"On June 25, we will hold the Ukraine-EU Intergovernmental Conference, which will mark the formal start of negotiations on our accession," Shmyhal told a government meeting.

After the conference, Ukraine and the EU will launch detailed technical negotiations on dozens of different chapters of the future membership agreement, he said.

Earlier in the day, the EU adopted the negotiating frameworks for accession negotiations with Ukraine and Moldova, thus greenlighting the membership talks.

Ukraine was accepted as a candidate for EU membership in June 2022.

In December 2023, the EU leaders agreed to open accession talks with Kiev.