The second Eastern Partnership Summit held in Budapest

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The summit will be held in May 2011. This decision was taken on October 25 the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union.

The Summit will allow participants to the "Eastern Partnership" to assess the progress of the program, as well as develop a program of action for the future, according to a statement released by the press service of the EU Council.

"Right now, the dynamics of the process it is important that it is maintained to could achieve further tangible results, "- said in a statement.

The EU Council announced its intention to facilitate the mobility of citizens of the "Eastern Partnership" by simplifying the visa regime and readmission. However, according to a press release, the full liberalization of the visa regime is seen as a long-term goal that might be possible only in the case of the partner countries, the conditions for well-managed and secure mobility.

The degree of participation of Belarus in the bilateral cooperation "Eastern Partnership" will depend on the political situation in the country, said the EU Parliament. Thus, The EU will continue to monitor the situation with democracy and human rights in Belarus.

The EU initiative "Eastern Partnership" is aimed at the convergence of the EU and Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The founding meeting of the partnership took place in Prague on May 7 2009a.

Second summit of "Eastern Partnership" will be preceded by a ministerial meeting of the participants of the program, to be held in Brussels in November.

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