It is necessary to do more for the development of the Eastern Partnership, – Federica Mogherini, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy made this statement after the EU foreign Ministerial.
According to Federica Mogherini the Ministers once again discussed the achievements of the Eastern Partnership member states and stressed on the work that is still to be fulfilled.
Together with the ministers we discussed the events for the anniversary of the Eastern Partnership program, which will be held in Brussels in May. Among them – a meeting of ministers with representatives of participant six states.
Today we reviewed all the achievements and positive development in partner countries, and discussed the work that still needs to be done. Over 4-5 years we have made significant progress in many areas. This includes the abolition of the visa regime and the development of contacts between people. Also trade, economic investment. Obviously, more should be done, including from the perspective of developing good governance, stepping up the fight against corruption and establishing the rule of law. We will do this together with our partners. I see that each of them is trying to get closer to the European Union, and we will take care to meet their aspirations with the same enthusiasm,” – Federica Mogherini said.