Hans Gunnar Aden: "Eastern Partnership" Has Far-Reaching Goals


11.12.2009 16:14 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ The EU has already provided the countries involved
in Eastern Partnership 175 million euros to implement institutional
reforms in 6 post-Soviet countries, Hans Gunnar Aden , Swedish
Ambassador to South Caucasus countries told the briefing in Yerevan
devoted to the Swedish EU Presidency.

As the Swedish diplomat said, Sweden intends to deepen and expand the
neighborhood policy with the Eastern partners in terms of security and
stability of the EU. "Eastern Partnership" has far-reaching goals. We
attach great importance to cooperation of these 6 countries with the
EU, and to their cooperation with each other," Hans Gunnar Aden said.

He recalled that the "Eastern Partnership" initiative offers 4
cooperation platforms. "The first one is the platform of democracy and
good public governance, the second one is the economic integration,
the third platform is energy security and the fourth one is a platform
that provides contacts between people and civil societies in these
countries," the Ambassador of Sweden said.

Eastern Partnership initiative does not offer a blueprint for conflict
resolution or liquidation of the crisis consequences, but it gives
partner countries an opportunity to approach to ideas and values of
the European family.