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EC chief to attend EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv

Jean-Claude Juncker will visit Ukraine on July 12–13.

Head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will attend the EU-Ukraine summit to be held July 13 in Kyiv, Interfax-Ukraine reported Monday.

Earlier, the official representative of the European Commission Alexandr Winterstein called the entry into force of the visa-free regime with the EU "a great day for Ukraine and its citizens."

"In this context, the chairman [of Eurocommission Jean-Claude] Junker will go to Kyiv on July 12–13 to attend the [EU-Ukraine] summit," he told a briefing in Brussels.

The previous Ukraine-EU summit was held on 24 November last year in Brussels. It is held annually, starting in 2002. The summits provide the parties with an opportunity to sum up the results of cooperation between Ukraine and the EU over the past year at the top level, identify priorities for cooperation in the near future, discuss the development of the situation in Ukraine and the European Union, and coordinate positions on topical international issues.