EU and Eastern Partnership Forum to be held in Minsk today

11 December 2017

The EU and Eastern Partnership Forum will be held in Minsk today, where international experts will discuss approaches to regional cooperation. The forum precedes a summit of the Central European Initiative. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Croatia, Macedonia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Moldova have already confirmed their participation.

Dmitry Mironchik, the Head of the Department of Information of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:

"The main theme of the event is the role of the CEI countries in promoting compatibility and complementarity of various integration processes in Greater Europe, as well as strengthening economic cooperation between various integration structures, and uniting efforts in confronting new threats to stability in the region and in the world."

At the summit on 12 December, the CEI plan of action for 2018 – 2020 will be adopted. This is the main document of the organization, which determines the priorities in the activity of the participating countries. During the meeting, the presidency in the CEI will be transferred from Belarus to Croatia.