Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani, Moldovan Foreign Minister Aureliu Ciocoim and Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, who arrived as part of the Associated Trio, made a joint statement on working with the European Union.
The Foreign Ministers stated that they want to work on expanding the agenda of dialogues between the European Commission and partners, as well as to develop work in a number of areas.
“Among the new thematic areas is such as transport, energy, digital transformation, green economy, education, justice and home affairs, strategic communications, healthcare, culture etc. We will be looking beyond the DCFTA (Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas) framework to seek additional tools for deepening our economic integration as well as enhancing a strong, safe, and reliable connectivity with the EU,” the document says.
Another important element of the Trio’s joint activity will be to enhance security and defence cooperation with the EU, including on countering hybrid threats, strengthening cyber resilience, developing cooperation platforms with the relevant EU agencies and services.
Ministers note that the effective implementation of Association Agreements is a priority.
As it was reported earlier, the progress of implementation by Ukraine of the Association Agreement with the EU for 2015-2020 makes 54%.