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EU, Romania: President Iohannis believes the EU should continue to back up the Eastern Partnership

President Klaus Iohannis stressed on Friday the necessity that the European Union continue to consistently support the modernisation and reform efforts of the six countries of the Eastern Partnership, underscoring that it is not enough for the EU to request partners to implement reforms, without the Union, in its turn, grant all the necessary support for this purpose, a release of the Presidential Administration informs.

According to the quoted source, in his speech delivered during the Eastern Partnership Summit, President Iohannis highlighted the progress recorded by eastern partners in the Summit of 2015, hailed the fact that the Republic of Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia continue to follow their European aspirations and encouraged the continuation of a solid and committed policy of the EU in its eastern vicinity, which should become, through irreversible progress, a predictable, stable and prosperous space, one that is attached to European values and principles.

“The main message of President Klaus Iohannis aimed at mobilising some concrete results that must be achieved, to the direct benefit of citizens who, in Romania’s view, must be the main beneficiaries of the Eastern Partnership, until the horizon of 2020. Romania’s President hailed in this regard the importance of fully implementing the Action Plan called “20 deliverables for 2020,” that was discussed at the Summit, which is the most important result of it,” the Presidential Administration reveals.

Moreover, the head of state evoked on this occasion, the priority action lines, able to generate the recognition, at the citizen’s level, of the benefits of cooperation inside the Eastern Partnership and respond to the strategic lines of its consolidation: from good governance, justice reform and fighting corruption, until enhanced interconnectivity, improvement of cross-border infrastructure, energy security and harmonization of regulations in the services area.

 

 

 

Source: Presidential Administration press release.

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