The Steering Committee of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum publishes its endorsement statement for the joint letter of civil society representatives and urges EU leaders to respond to the concerns and suggestions made in it.
Through their letter, the civil society representatives describe the current tense situation with vaccination processes in Eastern partner countries and the need for the EU to follow through on the solidarity it has shown since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to the Steering Committee, the EU is today presented with a unique window of opportunity to come out as the main partner in these regions with regards to vaccines and post-pandemic recovery. As other global actors have started filling the spaces currently left by the EU, actions must be taken swiftly for the EU not to lose years of progress in building strong partnerships with these countries, says the statement.
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