Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis: we very much appreciate the active dialogue between the Baltic countries

2017 01 31
Photo: Arno Mikkor / Office of the President
Photo: Arno Mikkor / Office of the President

On his visit to Tallinn (Estonia), Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met with President of Estonia, Kersti Kaljulaid, to discuss regional security, EU future, as well as regional energy and transport infrastructure projects.

“We very much appreciate the active dialogue between the Baltic countries. The close cooperation in the framework of the Baltic Council of Ministers, as well as the Baltic and Nordic formats greatly contributes to the joint efforts in addressing the emerging challenges. We must remain consistent in our priorities, particularly focusing on the Eastern neighbourhood and reinforced security in the region”, said the Head of Government.

On the issue of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, Prime Minister Skvernelis noted the need for one voice from the EU with a view to achieving a level playing field for all EU citizens residing in the UK, the protection of the acquired rights, and the free movement of people and labour force.

Among other issues discussed, were: the regional security, with a particular focus on the need to strengthen the transatlantic communication, the Eastern Partnership policy as a priority of the EU external policy, and the provision of a wide-ranging support to Ukraine.

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