Prime Minister of Lithuania and Marshal of the Polish Sejm discussed the strengthening of the countries' strategic partnership


2021 06 29


Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė met with Marshal of the Polish Sejm Elžbieta Witek. The participants of the meeting welcomed excellent bilateral relations and discussed the strengthening of the Lithuanian-Polish strategic partnership and economic cooperation, regional security issues, situation in Belarus, threats posed by Russia and support for the Eastern Partnership countries.

‘The Lithuanian-Polish strategic partnership brings clear benefits to our people, therefore we are interested in further strengthening it. It is important to further develop our friendly relations and cooperation in various formats’, said the Prime Minister.

The meeting discussed the economic cooperation between the countries and the implementation of the synchronisation of electricity networks with continental Europe.

The Lithuanian Prime Minister and the Polish Marshal agreed that today's geopolitical challenges require the closest possible cooperation between the countries, especially in the areas of defence, security and strategic energy projects.

The Lithuanian Prime Minister emphasised that the Belarusian regime continues to pose a threat both to its citizens and to the EU as a whole.

‘Both the hijacking of civilian aircraft and the artificially encouraged illegal migration show cynicism of the regime as well as threat to the European Union and the international community as a whole’, said the Prime Minister.

Ingrida Šimonytė thanked Poland for showing solidarity with regard to the unsafe Astravets NPP and emphasised the importance of joint efforts to prevent electricity generated by the power plant from entering the EU.

The participants of the meeting discussed the threats posed by aggressive policy of Russia and support for the EU's Eastern Partnership countries. They also talked about the importance of national communities living in Lithuania and Poland and efforts to make them feel at home and be able to maintain their cultural character.