July 11th, 2019
The Eastern Partnership programme should be not only continued, but also raised to a higher level, Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said during a conference in Batumi devoted to the 10th anniversary of the project on Thursday. The official also stressed that "it is our duty to support the EU aspirations of Eastern Partnership countries." The Eastern Partnership is a Polish-Swedish initiative which emerged in 2009 and constitutes part of the European neighbourhood policy covering the EU's eastern neighbours. Czaputowicz underlined the role of the project in the stabilisation of partner countries and said that "over the past ten years, the maximum that could have been achieved, was reached in mutual cooperation of member countries."