10:06, May 22, 2015
Official part of summit starts in Riga

An official part of the Eastern Partnership summit starts in Riga on Friday. About 700 journalists have arrived for the summit, the RBC-Ukraine reports.

Early on May 22 politicians started arriving at Latvia's National Library where the summit would be held. Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma, who welcomes summit guests along with chief of the European Council Donald Tusk and chief of the European Commission Jean Claude-Juncker, was among the first to arrive there.

In her comments for journalists the Latvian Prime Minister unveiled some details of the summit concluding declaration concerning Ukraine and Georgia.

"Speaking about Georgia and Ukraine, the declaration says if these countries meet all the clauses, the commission will make a report this year and maybe next year the countries will get the visa free regime. There will be one more commission report by the end of this year," Ms. Straujuma said.

It comes shortly after Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said EU leaders representing the European People's Party had agreed on the text of the Eastern Partnership summit final declaration.

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