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30 May 2017, 13:42

Foreign ministers of CEI member states to meet in Minsk 22 June

Erik Csernovitz
Erik Csernovitz

MINSK, 30 May (BelTA) – The ministers of foreign affairs of the countries of the Central European Initiative (CEI) will meet in Minsk on 22 June, CEI Deputy Secretary General Erik Csernovitz said at the session of the CEI Parliamentary Committee in Minsk on 30 May, BelTA has learned.

“Minsk will soon host an event that is very important for the CEI. The ministers of foreign affairs of the CEI member states will gather here on 22 June,” Erik Csernovitz said.

He thanked Belarus for assuming the CEI presidency in 2017. Erik Csernovitz pointed out that the current year is very important for the CEI as the organization is drafting a new plan of action, new rules and guidelines regarding its structure. “In a bid to change our structure, we are trying to make our organization as transparent as possible and to promote cooperation at the regional international level,” Erik Csernovitz emphasized.

The Central European Initiative is a regional organization founded in 1989. It aims to promote the development of strong ties between the countries of Central, Western, and Eastern Europe in politics, economy, and culture, and also to prevent new dividing lines in the European region. Today the organization unites 18 countries, namely Austria, Albania, Belarus, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Ukraine, Croatia, Montenegro, and the Czech Republic.

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