KYIV, Ukraine, Jan. 17 /CNW/ - Within a month of forming her coalition
government, Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is already delivering on
promises made in her "Contract with Investors" by advancing trade
opportunities with the WTO and the EU. In what EU Trade Commissioner Peter
Mandelson called an "historic day, a very important breakthrough for Ukraine,"
Tymoshenko's newly-formed government cleared the way for WTO accession and an
EU Free Trade Agreement (FTA) by achieving a mutually satisfactory compromise
on export tariffs between the EU and Ukraine.
To achieve this breakthrough, Vice Prime Minister for European
Integration Hryhoriy Nemyria travelled to London to meet with Commissioner
Mandelson. Following the meeting, Commissioner Mandelson said in a statement
that he and Vice Prime Minister Nemyria had "sealed the final terms of the
agreement" for Ukraine's entry into the WTO and an FTA with the EU. He added,
"This is the first step toward greater Ukrainian integration with the global
and the European economy." The EU is Ukraine's largest trading partner and
its largest market.
See www.ibyut.com for the Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT) platform,
including the "Contract with Investors."
For further information:
For further information: TD International, the FARA - registered
representative of Ms. Tymoshenko and Bloc Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT), (202)
872-9595, Web Site: http://www.ibyut.com, http://www.tdinternational.com