On September 17, the national coordinators of the Lublin Triangle, established by the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Poland and Lithuania in July this year, met for the first time via videoconference, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry reports.
The coordinators of this trilateral cooperation mechanism have been appointed Deputy Foreign Ministers Vasyl Bodnar (Ukraine), Marcin Przydacz (Poland) and Dalius Cekuolis (Lithuania).
“The parties discussed preparation for the next meeting of the Lublin Triangle Foreign Ministers, which, at the initiative of Minister Dmytro Kuleba, will be held in Kyiv,” the message reads.
At the meeting, the national coordinators outlined the main areas of activity for the Lublin Triangle and agreed to ensure regular cooperation in this format at various working levels. They also agreed on the basic principles of the Lublin Triangle and outlined plans for cooperation in the near future.
“One of the main tasks has to become coordination of the actions of the three states to effectively counter the current challenges and threats to our common security. Among priority topics is joint counteraction to hybrid threats by Russia, in particular in fighting its disinformation. They separately noted the importance of maintaining close cooperation within the framework of international organizations,” the Foreign Ministry stressed.
The deputy ministers also agreed to start trilateral thematic consultations at the level of directors of departments of the foreign ministries of the three countries. The coordinators paid great attention to the situation in Belarus and other countries of the region.
Bodnar expressed gratitude to the partners for their continued support of Ukraine’s territorial integrity and sovereignty and support in countering Russian aggression. He also informed his colleagues about the main goals of the Crimean Platform and invited Poland and Lithuania to actively cooperate within the framework of the platform aimed at de-occupation of Crimea.