German FM: Europe would be imperfect without Eastern Partnership
Georgia, Tbilisi, July 22 / Trend, N. Kirtzkhalia /
Europe would be imperfect without the Eastern Partnership program, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told Georgian journalists in Brussels today.
According to him, Germany is actively involved in the process.
"I attach great importance to the Eastern Partnership," he said. "I think that Europe has prospects and future. We must pay attention to the Eastern Partnership program, as it is our duty and responsibility."
Foreign ministers of the Eastern Partnership countries are meeting with the ambassadors of EU countries in Brussels.
The Eastern Partnership Program is a Polish-Swedish initiative under the EU Neighbourhood Policy aimed at improving EU relations with six former Soviet countries Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Belarus, Ukraine and Armenia. The program envisages the allocation of 600 million Euros to these countries to strengthen state institutions, control borders and help small companies.
The founding summit of Eastern Partnership was held in Prague on May 7, 2009.