The Third Eastern Partnership Summit in Vilnius was held on the 28-29 November 2013. Closer cooperation between the European Union and its Eastern European partners – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine – is a key objective of the EU’s external relations. The objective is to bring the space of prosperity, security and stability that we enjoy in the European Union to our close neighbors in the East.
Eastern Partnership Summits are held every two years (the first two Summits took place in the Czech Republic (Prague), 7 May 2009, and in Poland (Warsaw), 29-30 September 2011). During these meetings, the implementation and the results of the Eastern Partnership are discussed, the objectives for the next two years are determined and the prospects for the future are drawn.