Ukrainian, Polish, Lithuanian PMs sign joint statement

Ukrainian, Polish, Lithuanian PMs sign joint statement

The prime ministers of Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania have signed a joint statement on intensifying the process of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to NATO, strengthening aid to Ukraine, and supporting the beginning of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU.

Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said this in a statement on Telegram, Ukrinform reports.

The statement was signed in Kyiv on Saturday, November 26, after a meeting held as part of the Lublin Triangle.

"I am glad to welcome today in Kyiv the heads of the governments of Lithuania and Poland, Ingrida Simonyte and Mateusz Morawiecki. In the format of the Lublin Triangle, we discussed current issues and challenges and also signed a joint statement in which we agreed on a number of our positions," Shmyhal wrote.

In particular, all parties confirmed their readiness to intensify the discussion NATO on inviting Ukraine to negotiate its joining the military alliance considering the upcoming 2023 NATO Summit in Vilnius.

The statement also emphasized the importance of further strengthening military, financial and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine, confirmed further participation in the reconstruction of Ukraine and supported the beginning of negotiations on Ukraine's accession to the EU immediately after the adoption by the European Commission of a positive assessment on the implementation of recommendations regarding the application for membership.

The Lublin Triangle is a diplomatic initiative that unites Ukraine, Lithuania and Poland. The declaration on the creation of this alliance was signed by the foreign ministers of the participating countries in Lublin, Poland, on July 28, 2020. As part of this format, Warsaw, Vilnius and Kyiv cooperate in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres.

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