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Bilateral cooperation discussed with Estonia’s President

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2020 12 16

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Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has had a conversation with President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid, where they have discussed the bilateral and Baltic co-operation in the fields of politics, economy and energy security, measures to fight the COVID pandemic and economic recovery plans.
 
The common position on the safety of the Astravyets nuclear power plant has been underlined and the current political developments in Belarus have been discussed. The Prime Minister of Lithuania and the President of Estonia have agreed about the need for both countries to continue supporting the legitimate expectations of the people of Belarus, while condemning the brutal violence against and persecution of innocent people.
 
‘The Government aims to strengthen the strategic partnership with Estonia and Latvia. It is not only political cooperation that is important but also the successful implementation of strategic projects in the fields of energy, transport and other fields. I think that we will have a good opportunity to discuss these goals during the upcoming Lithuanian Presidency of the Baltic Council of Ministers’, said the Prime Minister.  

Relevant issues on the EU agenda have also been discussed during the conversation.
 
Ingrida Šimonytė, who took office a few days ago, have by now talked to the Heads of Government of Ukraine, Estonia and Poland. Conversations with the NATO Secretary General and the Prime Minister of Latvia have been scheduled for this week. A video conference of the Baltic Prime Ministers is expected next week.