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Joint Declaration of the Eastern Partnership Summit
On 24 November 2017, EU leaders met representatives of the Eastern Partnership partner countries at the fifth Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels to reconfirm the importance the EU attaches to its Eastern Partnership. Find out more about the summit here.
In the declaration, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to support the territorial integrity, independence and sovereignty of all its partners.
Summit participants called for renewed efforts to promote the peaceful settlement of unresolved conflicts in the region on the basis of international law.
They acknowledged the European aspirations and European choice of partners who signed association agreements with the EU, namely Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine; while recognizing the right for other partners to choose the level of ambition they aspire to in their relations with the EU.
The previous EaP summit took place in Riga on 21-22 May 2015. It reconfirmed the strategic importance the EU attaches to the partnership and demonstrated a firm determination to pursue closer, tailor-made relations with the six partner countries.