Wednesday, July 29, 2020

The "Lublin Triangle" is being established, a trilateral cooperation format between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine

"We have decided to create a trilateral cooperation format - the
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Lublin Triangle, which will create opportunities for cooperation between Poland, Lithuania and Ukraine"
- said the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Jacek Czaputowicz on Tuesday after a meeting with the heads of Lithuanian and Ukrainian diplomatic ministries.

At a joint press conference, Czaputowicz said that the talks concerned the current challenges facing the European Union and NATO and the relations with Ukraine of these two organizations. "We talked about the Eastern Partnership, about the situation in Russia and the situation in Belarus," said the minister. "I think that the pandemic is conducive to closer relations within the region" - he added.

Lublin is a symbolic place for three countries, because on July 1, 1569, an agreement was signed between the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, called the Union of Lublin creating a single state, the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, one of the largest countries in Europe at the time.