Eastern Partnership Summit Opens in Riga

Today the fourth summit of the European Union’s East Partnership program opens. The Eastern Partnership includes Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, all once being republics of the former Soviet Union.

During the summit will be discussed the war in Ukraine and zones of “frozen conflicts” at the border of the rest five Eastern Partnership countries. The agenda will refer to the situation in Transdniestria, South Ossetia and Abkhazia, and in Nagorno-Karabakh, TASS reports.

The level of representation at the summit is different. Thus, Ukraine and Moldova will be represented by their presidents and prime ministers, Georgia by Prime Minister, Armenia – only president, while Azerbaijan and Belarus will be represented by foreign ministers.

The European Union will be represented by President of the European Council Donald Tusk, President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, and EU Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn.

Delegations from most of the European Union states will be led by foreign ministers.