On June 24, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba, Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, Acting Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova Aureliu Ciocoi will visit the EU institutions in Brussels for the first time within the scope of a visit of the Foreign Ministers of the Associated Trio.
The Foreign Ministers will present to the European Union a common strategic vision for the further development of the Tripartite Associated Trio format.
The key topics of the talks will be the European integration of the three countries, opportunities for further liberalization of trade relations, new promising areas of sectoral cooperation with the EU, in particular in the context of the European Green Deal and the digital transition.
The sides will also coordinate positions on security threats in the region and exchange views on preparations for the Eastern Partnership summit in December 2021.
Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova signed a memorandum on the establishment of the Associated Trio on May 17, 2021 in Kyiv. The document emphasizes the European aspirations of the three EU associate partners and their ambitions to become members of the European Union. The Associated Trio is a tripartite format in which Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova coordinate European integration efforts.
The Eastern Partnership - an EU initiative that continues the eastern direction of the European Neighborhood Policy, was launched in 2009. It includes Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus