Latvia's PM says Eastern Partnership summit declaration not ready yet
Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma says that the final declaration of the Eastern Partnership summit isn't ready yet, but it will highlight phases of providing a visa-free regime to Ukraine and Georgia.
"The final declaration hasn't been agreed yet. The foreign ministers are now working on it. But it says that the Commission will release a new report later this year, and if all criteria have been met, Georgia and Ukraine will be granted a visa-free regime next year," Straujuma announced this in Riga on Thursday pending the Eastern Partnership summit, an UNIAN correspondent reported.
According to earlier media reports, the summit's draft declaration includes a clause about the illegal annexation of Crimea along with mentioning the special position of Belarus and Armenia on this issue.