Conflicts continue to prevent development in EaP countries Tusk

(MENAFN- Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov.24

By Leman Zeynalova - Trend:

Conflicts continue to prevent development and create hardships in Eastern Partnership countries, said President of the European Council Donald Tusk during the press conference following the Eastern Partnership Summit in Brussels.

Tusk noted that the participants agreed on new economic and political objectives to be reached by 2020.

'We want to enhance Eastern Partnership in a number of specific areas, such small and medium enterprises, digital economy and infrastructure projects,' he added.

Regarding the joint declaration adopted during the summit, Tusk said he would prefer the wording of the declaration were more ambitious.

'Today we adopted a joint declaration which is as always a compromise. I would prefer the wording of the declaration were more ambitious. But we all decided that demonstration of our unity is the most important objective,' he added.

The 5th Eastern Partnership summit was held in Brussels on November 24.

The summit discussed how to further strengthen cooperation in the four priority areas agreed in Riga: stronger economy - economic development and better market opportunities; stronger governance - strengthening of institutions and good governance; stronger connectivity - enhancing interconnections, notably in the areas of transport and energy; stronger society - increasing mobility and contacts between people.


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