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The parliament speakers of Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia will head the conference, which will focus on “common aspirations regarding European integration and regional security,” The Washington Post reported citing the Associated Press.

Moldova’s Parliament and the Atlantic Council, a U.S. think tank dedicated to international affairs, are jointly hosting the March 2 event in the Moldovan capital.

A statement Wednesday says “all three countries are facing the same challenges and security threats,” without explicitly mentioning Russia.

Moldova, Ukraine, and Georgia all signed association agreements with the European Union in 2014, amid sharp criticism from Russia.

The agreements facilitate trade and political cooperation and allow nationals visa-free travel to the bloc.