The leaders of Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine are aware of the need for reforms on their path to EU membership, but they are convinced that members of the Associated Trio have the potential to strengthen the EU.

Moldovan President Maia Sandu said this in a press statement after the leaders of Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia approved the Batumi Summit Declaration. Sandu said Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine wanted to build a Europe in their countries, but one day, they would also like to become members of the European family.

According to her, all member countries of the Associated Trio are aware that the first and most difficult stages is what needs to be done at home, strengthening democratic institutions, the rule of law, ensuring the independence of justice and anti-corruption institutions, and restoring the confidence of citizens.