Lithuanian and Latvian Prime Ministers meet in Rundale


2022 08 16


Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė had an informal bilateral meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Krišjānis Kariņš in Rundale Palace in Latvia to discuss future cooperation and the security situation in the Baltic States. The Prime Ministers emphasised the need to continue the all-round Baltic support to war-ravaged Ukraine. So as to not only stop Russia’s aggression but also to ensure the security of the entire Europe. These goals can only be achieved through effective coordination between the EU, NATO and other allies.

The Prime Ministers talked about the progress in regional infrastructure projects and discussed the impact of the rising energy prices on the Baltic economies.

As part of the social programme, the Heads of Government took part in a tour of the Baroque Rundale Palace, also called the Baltic Versailles, and visited the permanent exhibition From Gothic to Art Nouveau.

Another exhibition that the Prime Ministers visited was Mystique of Baroque Sculpture: Johann Georg Pinsel and other 18th-century Lviv Masters, which was moved from the Palace of Grand Dukes of Lithuania and is currently running in the Rundale Palace.

Photo: State Chancellery of Latvia