Foreign Ministers of Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova, David Zalkaliani, Vadym Prystaiko and Aureliu Ciocoi, have addressed the European Commission over the importance of “relevant financial support” for the Eastern Partnership (EaP) in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework for 2021-2027.
The three foreign ministries published a joint letter on the margins of the Munich Security Conference yesterday.
The Foreign Ministers of the three Associated Partners called on the EU to take into account within its strategic budgetary planning for the next 7 years the scale and ambitions of the reforms, which are being implemented and planned by Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova in the process of their European integration”, the letter reads.
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In this regard, the Ministers stressed the importance to ensure increased resources for the needs of the EaP states in the EU Multiannual Financial Framework “that would correspond to their European commitments and priorities of relations with the EU”.
The joint address of the Ministers is another sign of unity of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova in their approaches to future development of the Eastern Partnership, based on the differentiation principle, as well as to the idea of enhanced dialogue in the «EU + 3 Associated Partners» format”, they said.
The European Union’s Eastern Partnership initiative unites six Eastern European countries Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, aimed to support democracy, prosperity and stability in the region.
Georgia has been recognised as the leader of the EaP initiative with its achievements.