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Israeli and Lithuanian Prime Ministers discuss initiative to boost vaccine production

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2021 04 29

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On April 28, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė had a phone call with Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed Israel’s initiative to boost the production of vaccines in response to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic and viral mutations. The Governments of Austria and Denmark had expressed their willingness to join the initiative.

‘Lithuania is closely following the initiative and would consider joining it, because we have something to offer in the fields of production and life sciences research. While managing the pandemic, it is also necessary to ensure economic recovery and promote mutually beneficial cooperation. Life sciences is one of the most promising areas of economic cooperation with Israel. Lithuania can make a significant contribution in the fields of research, data analysis, application of laser technology, and digital health,’ said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister also said that Lithuania was working not only at the EU level and on the European Green Certificate, but was also looking for national solutions to promote tourism and facilitate travel to Lithuania for the tourists who had completed the full vaccination programme and held a vaccination certificate.

Prime Minister Šimonytė underlined that the Lithuanian Government would seek further development of bilateral relations, while Prime Minister Netanyahu invited her to pay a visit to Israel as soon as circumstances permitted