The Presidents of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and the Slovak Republic, met virtually today, in the Bucharest 9 platform for consultation and dialogue. The President of the United States, Joe Biden, and of the NATO Secretary General, Jens Stoltenberg, also attended the meeting.
“We will continue working with our like-minded partners, especially in our neighbourhood, to deepen dialogue, practical cooperation and assistance for their growing resilience. We remain committed to security and stability in the Western Balkans. We also reaffirm our firm support for the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia, Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, within their internationally recognized borders. While pursuing their respective European and Euro-Atlantic aspirations, these countries will continue to benefit as well from our support in their efforts to strengthen their resilience against any external interference”, - reads the joint declaration of the Heads of State of the Bucharest 9 meeting.