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 Ukraine should work hard to receive visa-free travel, Merkel says

German Chancellor Angela Merkel supports the idea of visa-free regime with Georgia and Ukraine.

She said this on Friday in Riga, Censor.NET reports citing Ukrinform.

Merkel said she saw very clear prospects of introducing visa-free regime for Georgia and Ukraine.

Read more: Ukraine and Georgia may receive visa-free regime in the near future if they meet the case - EU Commissioner Hahn

The head of the German government noted that the two countries must fulfill the conditions first, which means a lot of hard work. The European Commission will assess the results of the two countries' efforts at the end of the year.

Merkel called the meetings that were held Thursday-Friday in Riga well-balanced.

She noted that the joint communique summarizing the summit's results would clearly state the necessity to protect the territorial integrity of any state, adding that this was a joint position of the countries of the Eastern Partnership.

Read also: Riga summit final document to mention Ukrainian conflict and Russia's actions - Prime Minister of Finland

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n337149