The summit of "Eastern partnership" in Riga recognizes and supports the aspirations of the countries to further Association with the European Union, said the Prime Minister of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite.
"The Riga summit recognizes the aspirations of the respective countries of "Eastern partnership" to further the Association with the EU. We must promise them the necessary support, " she said, reports news Agency.
along with this, the first head of the European Council Donald Tusk said that the participation in the "Eastern partnership" yet does not guarantee membership in the European Union, can only speak of an informal approach. The fourth Summit of "Eastern partnership" opened on Thursday in Riga." Eastern partnership - the EU-funded project on development of cooperation with European and Transcaucasian Soviet republics. 3 of the six countries participating in the project - Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia in 2014 signed the Treaty on the Union with the EU. Russian envoy to the EU Vladimir Chizhov have said before, that work on a final Declaration rather tense: some countries want to strengthen anti-Russian orientation, and others that create obstacles. On Thursday, the Western media said that Belarus and Armenia refused to sign the final document because of the wording in the Crimea. The source revealed that before the current time "in the fourth paragraph of the text appeared the phrase" annexation of Crimea ". However, the Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb said that the issue of Crimea would be mentioned in the outcome document.