BERLIN – Fostering peace and security in order to push ahead with positive development in the region was the goal of the Western Balkans meeting at the German Federal Chancellery. The meeting, a joint initiative of Germany and France, took place on 29 April.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron jointly hosted the meeting of the Western Balkan leaders who were accompanied by the Prime Ministers of Croatia and Slovenia and the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission.
Conclusions by the co-chairs outline that the Western Balkans leaders recalled the common European perspective of the region and reconfirmed their commitment to co-operate in the framework of the Berlin Process.
“Connectivity, economic cooperation, free trade, cooperation on security issues, youth exchanges and reconciliation constitute core pillars of the process. They reaffirmed the support to the Regional Youth Cooperation Office (RYCO),” the document reads.
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