This was said in a video address by the Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Lublin Triangle, published on the Facebook page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.
In particular, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba noted that the Lublin Triangle was created a year ago to bring closer three important allies - Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania.
“Regional alliances strengthen our security. We joined forces to ensure freedom, security and prosperity of our nations and our region between the Baltic and Black Seas. The Lublin Triangle is proud of a common past, clear eyed about countering current threats, and resolute when it comes to defending our European and Euro-Atlantic future from aggressive neighbors,” Kuleba said.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, in turn, noted that the joint struggle of the peoples of Lithuania, Ukraine, and Poland for freedom largely determines their closeness and ability for mutual understanding.
“In today's world, the ability of the Lublin Triangle countries to act with unity helps us to further strengthen regional cooperation and, at the same time, to address the geopolitical challenges facing the future of Europe, especially regarding the threats to democracy from neighboring aggressive states,” he stressed.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau said that the goal of the Lublin Triangle is to develop political, economic, and security cooperation.
“We want to engage not only politicians and public servants, but also academics, students, think tankers – all those who wish our nations to join efforts for the development of Europe. The Lublin Triangle has been invented for our mutual benefit. Let's fully realize its potential,” Rau summed up.
The Lublin Triangle is a trilateral format of interaction among Ukraine, Lithuania, and Poland, created by the foreign ministers of these countries in July 2020. The first meeting of the Lublin Triangle was held by the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland on January 29.
The purpose of the platform is to support Ukraine's integration into the European Union.
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