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“Toward a Transatlantic Strategy for Europe’s East” conference held in Washington

Washington, January 31 AZERTAC

The Atlantic Council in partnership with the government of Latvia has hosted a conference titled “Toward a Transatlantic Strategy for Europe’s East” in Washington.

Head of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Samad Seyidov attended the conference.

Mr. Seyidov jointly with Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia and Georgia, the Deputy FM of Ukraine and a Polish official participated in the “Toward a Europe Whole and Free" program.

The Azerbaijani MP shared his opinions about Eastern Partnership initiative and highlighted the results of the execution of the program, including the visa facilitation agreement (VFA) and readmission agreement (RA) between the European Union (EU) and a protocol paving the way for closer EU-Azerbaijan cooperation under a number of specific EU policies and programs.

The conference served as a public launch of Latvia's EU Presidency in Washington, anchored by Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia's Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Atlantic Council brought together the region's leaders, decision-makers from both sides of the Atlantic, and top experts in the field to spotlight what is at stake and galvanize support for a reenergized Eastern Partnership policy.

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