Prague, – The European Political Community (EPC) will convene its next meeting in Chisinau, the capital of Moldova, Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala, said.
Fiala made the remarks after the inaugural EPC meeting in Prague, the first-ever such meeting held in the city which brought together over 40 European leaders.
Besides EU member states, several Western Balkan nations and non-EU countries that are deeply integrated into the single market as well as Britain and Türkiye also joined the “EU+” gathering.
According to a statement issued by the EU after the meeting, the energy crisis, peace and security dominated the discussions among the European leaders.
“At a time when Europe’s stability and security are being threatened, we need more dialogue, more listening and more mutual understanding, not less.
“And that’s what we achieved at the first European Political Community,’’ European Council President Charles Michel said.
The EPC aims to promote political dialogue and cooperation on issues of common interest and to strengthen the European continent’s security, stability and prosperity, according to the EU.
On Friday, the EU leaders will meet for an informal summit to discuss the most pressing issues facing the bloc, such as the Russia-Ukraine conflict, the rising energy costs and its economic ramifications. (Xinhua/NAN)