Commissioner Hahn in Belarus to follow up #EasternPartnershipSummit

| January 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Commissioner Johannes Hahn (pictured) will visit Belarus on 30 January to follow up the Eastern Partnership Summit which took place on 24 November in Brussels.

Commissioner Hahn will meet with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko, Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov and Foreign Affairs Minister Vladimir Makei, to discuss the priorities of the Eastern Partnership Summit and the deepening of EU-Belarus relations.

This will also be reflected in the new EU-Belarus Partnership Priorities which will define further co-operation for the coming years. The commissioner will also meet with representatives of the opposition and participants of the MOST project.

Ahead of the mission, Commissioner Hahn said: “Since my last visit to Minsk in 2015, relations between the EU and Belarus developed positively and we extended our co-operation considerably. Co-operation in areas of common interest has been stepped up. The EU increased its support to regional and private sector development; support to civil society; and energy efficiency. The EU’s efforts will continue to focus on increasing engagement with all sectors of Belarus society. My visit will focus on EU-Belarus relations, human rights as well as regional co-operation and our joint progress on the 20 deliverables for 2020, which aim to bring tangible benefits to the daily lives of Belarusian citizens.

Photos and videos of the mission will be available on EbS.

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