Victor Yushchenko is taking part in the 13th Summit of the Central European States in Varna (Bulgaria), according to the President’s press-office.

Opening its first plenary session, Bulgarian President Georgi Parvanov said this summit would help develop and enhance cooperation in the region. 

The Presidents of Austria, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia and the Czech Republic are present at the summit. They are going to discuss Europe’s energy security.

Such forums are held annually. The first summit was conducted in 1996 in the Polish town of Lancut.