Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova have signed a trilateral memorandum on the beginning of enhanced cooperation on European integration "Associated Trio".
"The Associated Trio is our message that there is no alternative to European integration for our three partner countries, and there is no alternative for Europe as well because they must take our three countries as a serious project for peace and prosperity in Europe," Kuleba, Foreign Minister of Ukraine said in a press statement after signing the memorandum in Kyiv.
The Ukrainian minister noted that the initiative would help the three countries move forward together more effectively on the path of European integration.
Kuleba said that the "Associated Trio" includes three main elements, namely structuring consultations on European integration between the three foreign ministries, engaging in dialogue with European institutions and EU members, as well as coordinating the countries' position within the framework of the Eastern Partnership.
The Ukrainian Foreign Minister specified that the countries will work in the field of sectoral cooperation, as well as gradual integration into the EU internal market.
"Our priorities also include expanding the dialogue of the 'Associated Trio' with the European Commission on cooperation in digital transformation, green economy, transport sector and achieving maximum integration into the EU market on the basis of a deepened Association Agreement, as well as deepening our cooperation with the EU on security issues," said the Georgian Foreign Minister.
Moldovan Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Aureliu Ciocoi said that by signing the memorandum, the three countries have once again emphasized their European intentions and are very interested in the ambitious goals of the Eastern Partnership, and ready to make their great contribution.