Eastern Partnership Summit (May 22)

Marie Harf
Deputy Department Spokesperson,
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
May 22, 2015

As European leaders conclude the fourth EU Eastern Partnership summit today in Riga, Latvia, the United States expresses its strong support for EU efforts to foster closer cooperation and partnership with Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

We are committed to supporting further initiatives that promote democracy and good governance, strengthen energy security, fight corruption, and support economic and social development in Eastern Partnership countries. This is especially important at a time of increased Russian pressure and disinformation throughout the region. The United States congratulates Latvia for hosting a successful summit as the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.