IN THE SPOTLIGHT
New Lithuanian EU Presidency stresses commitment to Eastern Partnership
The Lithuanian EU Presidency has underlined the particular focus of the Baltic country’s first Presidency on the relations with the Eastern partners of the EU during a high-level international seminar on the Eastern Partnership organised in Vilnius on 2 July.
The Seminar marked the beginning of Lithuania’s presidency and the Lithuanian Minister of National Defence Juozas Olekas in his opening remarks underlined that Lithuania is “keen on making a difference through engagement and cooperation with our Eastern neighbours, on contributing to their democratic development and reform processes”. Further, he stressed that inclusiveness should be a guiding principle in the EaP and underlined the need for a more proactive involvement of EaP countries in Common Security and Defence Policy cooperation by actively inviting them to join EU exercises, training activities and operations.
For more information on the high-level seminar see here.