Azerbaijani, Belarus and Ukrainian FMs to meet in February

The meeting of the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan, Belarus and Ukraine will be held in the first half of February 2010, the news service for the Ukrainian FM reported by results of the first meeting of the foreign ministers of the member-states of the European Union and Eastern Partnership Program held in Brussels on 8 December, reports.

The three ministers will discuss implementation of joint projects within the framework of the initiative, including the Eurasian oil transportation corridor project.

The session in Brussels discussed implementation of the Eastern Partnership program "in the light of reaching its goals, fixed in the joint statement of the heads of states and governments by results of the Prague inauguration summit on 7 May 2009", the statement of the news service of the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry notes.

Ukrainian FM Peter Poroshenko said the success of implementation of the Eastern Partnership project is conditioned by preservation of its flexibility "both in the context of the content filling of bilateral elements and with regard to the level of participation of each partner country in its activity".

Poroshenko suggested holding a meeting in the format of the group of Eastern Partnership's friends in Ukraine next year.

Along with the EU delegations, participants of the Eastern Partnership and European commission, the meeting in Brussels involved representatives of the European parliament, committee of regions, European Economic and Social Committee, European Investment Bank and EBRD.

BelaPAN reported earlier that by results of the meeting Belarus FM Sergey Martinov said the implementation of projects within the framework of the Eastern Partnership program needs to be accelerated.


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