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Prime Ministers of Lithuania and Denmark focus on vaccination process

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2021 01 15

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In a remote meeting with Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has discussed further strengthening of bilateral cooperation in the fields of security, economic relations, and other areas.

‘In the conversation, we have focused on the fight against the pandemic and the vaccination process. We have agreed to share our experience in managing the spread of the virus, and to continue cooperation with all Member States and the European Union institutions with a view to vaccinating as many Europeans as possible, as soon as possible,’ said Prime Minister Šimonytė.

Šimonytė has noted that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the restoration, and 100 years since the establishment, of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Denmark. The two Prime Ministers have agreed that it is an excellent opportunity to mark the occasion and meet as soon as circumstances permit.

Following the Restoration of Independence of Lithuania, Denmark provided the largest support to Lithuania, significantly contributed to the realisation of Lithuania’s aspirations to join NATO and the European Union, and ensured the arrival of sizeable Danish investments in Lithuania. The very close cooperation in the field of security and defence developed between Denmark and Lithuania during that period. It has continued smoothly to this day, jointly with NB8 members and NATO.

Cooperation in the NB8 format, which will continue to be made more active, is highly valued. The importance of strengthening cooperation between the Baltic and Nordic countries with a view to reaching a common position in the EU format has also been emphasised. Lithuania and Denmark are like-minded countries regarding the support for the Eastern Partners, as well as the position on Russia’s aggression.

‘Denmark, together with other Nordic countries, remains Lithuania’s most important partner in the Baltic Sea Region,’ said Prime Minister Šimonytė.

The economic partnership between Denmark and Lithuania is active and dynamic. Denmark ranks seventh in terms of foreign direct investment.