On 13 May, foreign ministers and representatives of Member States of the European Union, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the foreign ministers of the EU’s six Eastern partner countries met in Brussels to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership.
The meeting reiterated the importance of the initiative and served as an occasion to celebrate its success and achievements so far, as well as to reflect on the future of the continued strategic and ambitious partnership.
The meeting chair’s conclusions are available here.
Ten years ago, in May 2009, the Heads of State or Government and representatives of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, gathered with high-level EU officials in Prague to strengthen mutual ties of friendship and cooperation and to launch a strategic and ambitious partnership, as a specific dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy to be developed alongside bilateral cooperation.
This joint endeavour, in an effort to build a more prosperous, resilient, stable and democratic region, was based on shared values, mutual interests and commitments, bringing the Eastern partner countries closer to the EU and developing stronger ties among the partner countries themselves, for the benefit of all.
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