Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba discussed the main tasks of the Eastern Partnership for the period after 2020 with the EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Oliver Varhelyi and the six Foreign Ministers of the EU's Eastern Partners during a video conference. This was reported by the press service of Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry.
"Ukraine and other member states of the Eastern Partnership have suggested a number of strategic ideas and important proposals. It is time to form a common understanding of the Eastern Partnership’s ambitions," Kuleba said.
Among the priorities within the framework of the Eastern Partnership, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine identified the following:
- significant strengthening of the security dimension of the Eastern Partnership as a fundamental basis for strengthening of stability in the region and promoting reforms;
- conclusion of the Agreement on the Common Aviation Area between Ukraine and the EU;
- effective joint work on the preparation of the forthcoming Eastern Partnership Summit in March 2021.
As we reported earlier, on May 11, European Council approved the conclusions of the Eastern Partnership's policy beyond 2020, reaffirming its strategic importance, and the joint commitment to building a common area of shared democracy, prosperity, and stability.