Ukraine has to become a part of number of regional initiatives, including the Three Seas Initiative – Yatsenyuk

Ukraine has to become a part of number of regional initiatives, including the Three Seas Initiative – Yatsenyuk

Ukraine needs more decisive and more robust cooperation with regional partners - Lithuania, Poland, Hungary, former Ukrainian Prime Minister and Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said.

He emphasized that Ukraine has to become a part of a number of regional initiatives. “The Three Seas Initiative. I don’t see a reason why Ukraine is not part of this initiative. And Bucharest Nine which is more correlated with the NATO issues. Ukraine has to be a partner in this type of regional initiatives,” he said during the Kyiv Security Forum online discussion on May 22.

“We need more decisive, more robust and stronger international cooperation with our regional friends like Lithuania, Poland, Hungary. We need to turn the page of past discrepancies and dramas, to reconcile, and to look into the future,” he underlined.

“This is the aim. To have a joint prosperous and bright future. For Ukraine, for the European Union and for our friends in the United States,” Yatsenyuk added.

The participants of the latest Kyiv Security Forum online discussion “Strategic Outpost: How to Boost Ukraine's European Integration and Strengthen Eastern Europe?”: Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania; Carl Bildt, former Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Ivannna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Integration of Ukraine to the EU; Marcin Bosacki, Polish politician, Senator, Deputy Chairman of the Foreign and European Union Affairs Committee of the Polish Senate; Kurt Volker, US Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations (2017-2019); Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), Chairman of the Kyiv Security Forum. Moderator of the discussion - Danylo Lubkivsky, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine, member of the Board at Open Ukraine Foundation.

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