IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Moldova and EU Presidency discuss preparations for the Vilnius Summit
© Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of EU 2013
26 August 2013
Last week Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, and Igor Corman, Speaker of the Parliament of Moldova, met in Vilnius and stressed the importance of bilateral cooperation on the way towards the third Eastern Partnership Summit, which is scheduled in the Lithuanian capital city in autumn 2013, according to a press release from the current EU Presidency.
L. Linkevičius stressed that Lithuania will continue to provide consistent support for the European course taken by Moldova; he also expressed his conviction that the Eastern Partnership Summit would mark an important step forward, seeking the integration of Moldova into the EU, continues a press release.
I. Corman presented the key challenges currently faced by Moldova, seeking to sign an association agreement by the European Union and Moldova, and to establish a deep cooperation wide-range free trade area (DCFTA).
Lithuania currently holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union since 1 July and working towards a closer integration of the EU and its eastern partners has already been outlined as a priority within the Lithuanian presidency agenda.