EU LEADERS SATISFIED WITH EASTERN PARTNERSHIP IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS
11.12.2009 19:16 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Finishing their two-day meeting in Brussels,
the leaders of 27 EU member states expressed satisfaction with
the implementation of Eastern Partnership program which is aimed
strengthening links between "big Europe" and Armenia, Azerbaijan,
Georgia, Moldova, Belarus and Ukraine.
During a news conference summing up the outcomes of Eastern Partnership
ministerial conference, EU Commissioner for External Relations Benita
Ferrero-Waldner said the Union was hopeful to sign associate agreements
with Ukraine and Moldova in 2010.
She noted in the meantime that the project isn’t aimed at preparing
countries for EU accession. "We announced earlier that Eastern
Partnership is not designed for that. Hence we can’t say whether or
not EU doors are open to those counties," Waldner said.