On 29 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba together with his Lithuanian and Polish counterparts Gabrielius Landsbergis and Zbigniew Rau participated in the second Lublin Triangle ministerial meeting. This was reported by the press service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting was held remotely.
The Foreign Ministers discussed the management of the Covid-19 pandemic and underlined the need to ensure a constant and transparent flow of vaccine. The meeting focused on the security situation in the region – Russia's ongoing aggression against Ukraine and illegal annexation of Crimea. The Foreign Ministers voiced support to Ukraine’s Crimean Platform initiative and underlined the importance of cooperation with the new U.S. administration.
The Foreign Ministers also discussed the situation in Belarus. Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, leader of Belarusian civil society, took part in the discussion. Foreign Ministers supported the desire for democratic change that has been demonstrated by of the people of Belarus and for new free and fair elections in 2021, as well as the need to maintain pressure on Alexander Lukashenko's regime.
The Foreign Ministers also discussed plans for further cooperation, joint historical memory initiatives and agreed to continue coordination in the Lublin Triangle format. Kuleba proposed to hold a Lublin Triangle summit in Kyiv in the second half of 2021.
As we reported earlier, in July 2020, the Lublin Triangle was created - a regional format of interaction between three Central European states: Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland.