It was informed that Ukraine has received the partner status in the newly created partnership format – the Three Seas Initiative.
Source. This was announced by Polish President Andrzej Duda, the Center for Strategic Communications reports.
Details. It is noted that this form of cooperation is addressed to potential EU member states.
“We have decided to create a unique, new type of partnership with the Three Seas Initiative with partnership through participation besides the strategic partnership. It is a new type of partnership designed not only for Ukraine. We gave it to Ukraine today, but we assume that the same partnership can be shared by those countries in Central Europe and are not members of the European Union but seek to join it,” Duda explained.
The Three Seas Initiative was founded in 2016 as a platform for economic cooperation between the Central European countries of the EU. It includes 12 states running along the north-south axis from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic and Black Seas.
Background. Earlier, the European Commission recommended granting Ukraine and Moldova EU candidate status as a symbolic step on the long road to membership of the European Union.