Videoconference of the “Lublin Triangle” coordinators held at Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry
/ Updated: 2020.09.18 16:05
On 17 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis took part in a videoconference of the “Lublin Triangle” coordinators. The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Marcin Przydacz also attended the meeting.
The participants discussed preparations for the “Lublin Triangle” ministerial meeting in Kyiv and plans for further cooperation within this format. The meeting also focused on the situation in the region, especially in Belarus after the electoral fraud and vote rigging in the presidential election on 9 August, as well as support to victims of repressions in Belarus.
On 28 July in Lublin, the Lithuanian, Polish and Ukrainian Foreign Ministers signed a declaration committing to create a trilateral platform for political, economic and social cooperation – the “Lublin Triangle”.
The “Lublin Triangle” aims to further deepen and enhancesecurity cooperation in response to common threats in the region, to develop trilateral military and defence relations by tapping into NATO and the European Union’s full potential, to further promote economic and social cooperation, to strengthen the Eastern Partnership initiative, as well as to support Ukraine’s reform process by sharing the experience gained by Poland and Lithuania.
Regular tripartite ministerial meetings and consultations of representatives from the Foreign Ministries in the format will allow achieving these goals.