Prime Minister: Lithuania and Latvia share solidarity and common vision for the future of the region


2019 07 04

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Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with outgoing Latvian Ambassador Einars Semanis to thank him for his personal contribution to the development of the bilateral fraternal relations in the political, economic and cultural fields.

The Prime Minister has noted the close dialogue between the countries and said that the pending issues such as the railroad reconstruction will be resolved. According to the Prime Minister, Lithuania is ready to continue cooperation towards greater security through joint projects to counter hostile propaganda and cyber attacks.

Latvia is one of our major trading partners, and the growing momentum in the bilateral economic cooperation is of benefit to the people of both countries.

According to the Head of Government, the regional infrastructure projects, such as the synchronisation of electricity networks and the Rail Baltica, which need to secure adequate European funding in the negotiations on the EU budget, and others, are successfully moving forward.

This year, Latvia is chairing the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers. Lithuania will continue to strongly support the strengthening of the tripartite cooperation.

As the only Baltic nations, we have to step up our efforts in facilitating people-to-people contacts, developing tourism and fostering cultural exchanges.

Saulius Skvernelis wished all the best to the outgoing ambassador in his future endeavours.