Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 16
By Matanat Nasibova – Trend:
By 2030, all regional states of the Western Balkans will become members of the EU, ex-president of Bulgaria Petar Stoyanov said during panel discussions on the topic of "Western Balkan countries - 2030" at the 7th Global Baku Forum, Trend reports.
According to him, the membership of the countries of the Western Balkans in the EU will have a significant positive impact on solving the problems of migrants.
He noted that EU membership is the choice of citizens of the Western Balkan countries.
In turn, Croatian ex-prime minister Jadranka Kosor noted that the most important condition for countries to join the EU is mutual trust.
She noted that Croatia has become a full member of the EU, which was largely facilitated by long negotiations with it.
"As a result, repeated discussions held with EU members back in the day gave positive results," the former prime minister added.
The 7th Global Baku Forum entitled "New Foreign Policy" opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on March 14.
The forum organized by the Nizami Ganjavi International Center will last till March 16.
Over 500 representatives from 50 countries, including the incumbent heads of state and government of several countries, well-known political and public figures are taking part in this prestigious event.
The issues of global and regional importance will be discussed at 10 sessions to be held within the forum.
The role of big forces in changing global politics, the challenges of sustainable development, Middle Eastern cooperation in the name of security, the role of science and culture in making modern decisions and other important issues are being discussed at the current forum entitled “New Foreign Policy”.