On 30-31 May 2019, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Edgars Rinkēvičs, takes part in the Eastern Partnership Conference held by the Baltic Assembly in Vilnius, and he will deliver remarks in a discussion titled “Eastern Partnership: A Window of Opportunity in 2025-2028 to build European Perspective for EU Association Countries during EU Presidencies of Poland, Lithuania and Latvia”.
Every year, the Baltic Assembly organises a conference dedicated to a topic of a high international relevance. As 2019 marks the tenth anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, this year’s event seeks to evaluate the achievements of the Eastern Partnership and looks to its future.
The conference will bring together participants from the Eastern Partnership countries, members of EU Member State parliaments and governments, diplomats, researchers, and experts.
The Baltic Assembly (BA) is an international organisation for cooperation among the parliaments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
In 2019, Latvia is presiding at the Baltic Assembly. The priorities set by the Latvian presidency of the Baltic Assembly are a comprehensive approach to security and defence, the strengthening of interconnections of the Baltic States to Europe in the field of energy, transport and infrastructure, and developing a region of growth and competitiveness.