President of the Republic of Lithuania President of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania will better defend its interests in the EU through closer cooperation with Nordic countries

Monday, March 22, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with members of the Seimas Committee on European Affairs to discuss Lithuania's position on issues of importance to the European Union.

The President underlined that strengthening relations with the Nordic countries was Lithuania's foreign policy priority and invited members of the Committee on European Affairs to contribute to its implementation.

"Regional cooperation is growing stronger in the European Union. Lithuania, like the other Baltic States, and the Nordic countries are bound by common interests, the region's development prospects and problems related to the Baltic Sea. There is a whole range of issues where the Nordic experience would serve us well at both national and municipal levels. Therefore, it is vitally important for Lithuania to expand and strengthen cooperation ties with the Nordic countries and to work together for common interests in the European Union," the President said.

Dalia Grybauskaitė stressed that it was only through the joint development of strategic infrastructure projects in the Baltic Sea region that we would connect to the European energy and transport networks and improve the energy security of Lithuania and the other Baltic States.

Other issues discussed at the meeting with members of the Seimas Committee on European Affairs included the European Council meeting scheduled for the end of the week in Brussels, the EU 2020 Strategy, EU measures to fight the economic crisis, climate change, and other topical questions.
Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.03.22 13:50