"I hope that Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova will play a full and constructive role," the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Joseph Borrell, stated.
"The European Union should be proud that our partners want to move closer to the EU and even to join it. Too often within European Union, we take for granted what we have managed to create – an area of prosperity, security, and an opportunity for all. Our union is not perfect, but that membership is seen as a strategic objective for many countries is a great compliment. I'm from Spain, and I can tell that we wanted to become part of it when we were out of European Union because we understood that it was a way forward to a better, more secure future. I want to welcome the closer coordination between Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine and their request to enhance cooperation with the EU.
At our Eastern Partnership summit, which will take place in December, we will have an opportunity to set a new agenda and agree on a common vision for the future. We are looking forward to developing relations based on the principles of inclusivity and differentiation. It will require flexibility from both parties. So, I count on you, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova to play a full and constructive part in this.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to visit you soon and share with you these concerns and objectives," he stated.