Baku. 22 January. REPORT.AZ/ Romania, within the framework of its EU presidency, intends to adopt a political declaration on the future prospects of the Eastern Partnership and to identify specific projects for development, Romanian Foreign Minister Teodor Meleșcanu at an event in Brussels.
Romania, having become the EU chairperson for half a year since January, announced that relations with the Eastern Partnership will become one of the priorities during its presidency.
"There will be two important directions for us. We would be happy, firstly, following the results of the ministerial meeting to be held in Brussels on the Eastern Partnership to implement a kind of political statement and look at the future of the Eastern Partnership policy. We would like to appreciate what has already been done, the importance of the EU’s contribution for our partners. We believe that for the time being it is necessary to look into the future of the Eastern Partnership and try to concentrate on specific cooperation projects,” Meleșcanu stressed.
The Romanian Foreign Minister expressed confidence that the Eastern partners of the EU are making an "important contribution to EU's security."
In May of this year, the EU will mark the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the Eastern Partnership program.
The Eastern Partnership program was launched by the EU in 2009. Its main goal is the development of regional cooperation with six countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.