WI DAILY NEWS
Date: 29 July 2020
Trilateral talks of Polish, Lithuanian and Ukrainian Foreign Ministers in Lublin
Yesterday, on 28 July, Foreign Ministers of Poland – Jacek Czaputowicz, Lithuania – Linas Linkevičius, and Ukraine – Dmytro Kuleba held in Lublin trilateral talks on cooperation within the EU and NATO as well as challenges posed by Russia’s activity in the region.
The ministers adopted a joint declaration in which they pointed to the benefits of strengthening political, economic, scientific, and cultural ties between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine. They also stressed the importance of parliamentary as well as security cooperation and highlighted the significance of people-to-people contacts and civil society. During the meeting, the Lublin Triangle was established – a permanent platform of trilateral cooperation, devised to hold regular meetings of foreign ministers, MFA officials, and representatives of other Polish, Lithuanian, and Ukrainian institutions.
The ministers laid a wreath at the monument to the Union of Lublin and visited the headquarters of the LITPOLUKRBIRG multinational brigade, which is a unit with capabilities of a general military brigade, designed for conducting independent military operations in accordance with international law or participating in such actions. It is composed of the three countries’ special military units selected from the 21st Podhale Rifleman Brigade (Poland), the 80th Airborne Assault Brigade (Ukraine), and the Grand Duchess Birute Uhlan Battalion (Lithuania).
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