Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba announced the institutional establishment of the Youth Lublin Triangle as a union of the national youth councils of Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania.
“At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the representatives of the national youth councils of Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania and the Ukrainian Public Diplomacy Platform signed a Memorandum of Cooperation and institutionally launched the Youth Lublin Triangle,” he said.
Kuleba noted that at the beginning of the year he and his Polish and Lithuanian colleagues had discussed the need to involve young people in the activities of the Lublin Triangle.
“New generations of Ukrainians, Poles, and Lithuanians want and will live together in a common European space. It is for the sake of their European future that we created the Lublin Triangle,” he stressed.
The minister noted that the development of regional alliances – the Lublin Triangle, the Quadriga format, and the Association Trio – was enshrined in Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Strategy. They reflect the new, proactive foreign policy of our state in the region. The Lublin Triangle is an alliance in which Ukraine, Poland, and Lithuania jointly strengthen the Baltic-Black Sea region.
“The three national youth councils unite a total of 264 youth NGOs and 11,000 young Ukrainians, Poles, and Lithuanians. I welcome this large-scale and important initiative of our civil societies,” he said.
According to the minister, the Youth Lublin Triangle will promote cultural, social, and educational interaction of young people, exchange of experience, and joint projects. Kuleba said that he relied on the active contribution of young people to the efforts of the Lublin Triangle to counter misinformation. He pledged that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine was ready to continue to involve young people in our regional initiatives.