Prime Minister: Lithuania welcomes steady and friendly relations with Denmark


2019 07 03


Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with Dan Eddie Frederiksen, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Denmark to Lithuania to thank him for his efforts and personal contribution to the development of the bilateral relations.

According to the Prime Minister, Lithuania is pleased with the steady, close and friendly relations and is ready to take them further with the new Denmark’s Government that took office just a week ago.

‘Lithuania appreciates the close and dynamic cooperation between our countries in the European Union and NATO, particularly as regards strengthening the partnership in the Baltic and Nordic group’, said Saulius Skvernelis.

The consistent military cooperation with Denmark has also been noted, as the Danish troops have been involved in five air policing missions and exercises in Lithuania, along with Denmark’s support for strengthening the capabilities of the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

The positive development in the bilateral relations reflect in the economic relations with trading volumes steadily climbing upwards. Denmark ranks 7th by foreign direct investment in Lithuania. Danish business is welcome to continue to invest actively in high value-added products and service centres. The Prime Minister has said that the Government very much appreciates capital investments from Denmark, particularly noting investments of UAB Dovista in Marijampolė LEZ creating 1 000 jobs and thus contributing to the regional development.

The prospects for cooperation in the renewable energy sector have been given a particular attention in the meeting. There is a breakthrough in this area, but investment will continue in energy efficiency and green energy solutions.

It has also been noted that Denmark is one of the priority markets for incoming tourism in Lithuania. Lithuania is pleased to see the growing number of tourists from Denmark, as well as the increasing number of air links.

The Head of Government has pointed out the importance of continuing to invest in people-to-people contacts, youth exchanges, cultural and education cooperation.

Saulius Skvernelis has expressed his best wishes to the outgoing ambassador.