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EU, eastern partners start summit in Warsaw

(Xinhua)

14:29, September 30, 2011

WARSAW, Sept. 29 (Xinhua) -- European Union (EU) leaders and representatives of the Eastern Partnership countries arrived here on Thursday to attend a summit on Sept. 29 and 30.

The Eastern Partnership summit starts on Thursday evening. Two plenary sessions are planned for Friday morning.

Five Eastern Partnership countries are represented in Warsaw -- Ukraine by President Viktor Yanukovych, Georgia by President Mikheil Saakashvili, Azerbaijan by President Ilham Aliyev, Armenia by President Serzh Sargsyan and Moldova by Prime Minister Vlad Filat.

Belarus would stay away from the summit if its delegate to the meeting was in any way questioned, a Belarusian foreign ministry spokesperson announced on Wednesday evening.

The Belausian ambassador to Poland will attend the summit, Poland's EU presidency spkesperson told the PAP news agency on Thursday.

The Polish-Swedish Eastern Partnership initiative, inaugurated in 2009, is aimed to tighten cooperation between the EU and six former Soviet Union members, namely Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.

The Eastern Partnership summit is one of the major events under Poland's current six-month EU presidency.

The summit is expected to adopt a declaration acknowledging the "European aspirations" of EU's eastern partners, promising gradual transition to visa-free traffic and gradual integration with the EU market.

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romanov at 2011-09-3080.94.16.*
2011-09-30.Europe to play oneself in politic.Their slogan European aspirate in crisis time to be odd.Bankrupt"s to be taget union"s politic.This to confirm thesis that not be reform"s.Apathy and slogan"s.
  

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