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Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania establish Lublin Triangle as part of ongoing efforts to deepen trilateral cooperation

Lublin Triangle foreign ministers noted centuries of common heritage connecting the three member countries along with a shared interest in countering the contemporary threat posed by Russian aggression 

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania establish Lublin Triangle as part of ongoing efforts to deepen trilateral cooperation
The foreign ministers of Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine met in Lublin on 28 July to officially establish the Lublin Triangle grouping, which aims to enhance trilateral cooperation
Business Ukraine magazine
Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:35

Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania officially established the Lublin Triangle on 28 July as a new trilateral initiative that aims to enhance political, economic, and social cooperation between the three countries. The Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania attended an official ceremony in Lublin to usher in this new diplomatic platform.

Initial plans for the Lublin Triangle include regular meetings of foreign ministers and the establishment of liaison officers within each respective ministry of foreign affairs.

In addition to deepening trilateral cooperation across a range of areas, the grouping also aims to address the threat posed to all three countries by ongoing Russian aggression against Ukraine. Meanwhile, Poland and Lithuania will continue to support Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration via their membership of both NATO and the European Union.

In a social media post marking the occasion, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba noted the historical ties and shared vision uniting the three member countries of the new grouping. “Today, together with my counterparts Jacek Czaputowicz and Linas Linkevicius, we established the Lublin Triangle of Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania. It reflects our multi-centennial historical links and the current shared vision of our region’s future,” commented Kuleba.

The move follows on from the early creation of the Lithuanian-Polish-Ukrainian Brigade in 2014. Based in eastern Poland’s Lublin close to the border with Ukraine, this English-speaking military unit is intended for service within the framework of NATO, European Union, and United Nations operations.

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