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  • 20 February 2013

    At the invitation of Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski, foreign ministers from eleven European countries – Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Estonia, Lithuania and Latvia – paid a visit to Gdansk on 20 February.

     

    During the meeting, the ministers discussed measures aimed at overcoming the economic crisis and ways of making Europe – especially our region – more competitive on a global scale. “We are a very diverse group of countries, but we have many interests in common,” noted Minister Radosław Sikorski after the meeting. “Yesterday we were in Moldova together, today we stand here in Gdansk, tomorrow we travel to Brussels,” added the Minister.

     

     

     

    According to Minister Carl Bildt, the talks of foreign ministers in Gdansk were very productive. “We will continue to meet in this broad format, for example in Gdansk, which is the perfect venue for these kinds of meetings, or in some other city,” underscored the chief of Sweden’s diplomacy.

     

     

     

    During the meeting, the ministers also talked about the Eastern Partnership. “2013 could be a breakthrough year for the Eastern Partnership. I hope that we will sign the Association Agreement with Ukraine and – fingers crossed – complete negotiations on the agreement with three other EaP countries,” said Minister Radosław Sikorski.

     

     

     

    Last July, Poland took over as the presidency of the Visegrad Group, while Sweden has been coordinating the work of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordic-Baltic cooperation.

     

     

     

     

    Marcin Bosacki

    Press Spokesman


     

     

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