President of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuania and Poland should protect their interests together

2009-08-28


Friday, August 28, Warsaw - While on a working visit to Poland, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk in Warsaw.

The bilateral meeting focussed on a number of issues of importance to both countries and the whole Europe. On the issue of bilateral relations, Lithuanian President underlined the importance of strategic partnership and the need to preserve close relations.

"I am confident we will concert our actions in all fields, especially in the face of protectionist measures directed against our countries. No less important is our cooperation in European matters, particularly in the light of the approaching Lithuanian presidency of OSCE and Polish presidency of the EU in 2011, " President Grybauskaitė said.

Concerning bilateral economic relations, Lithuanian President and Polish Prime Minister agreed on the need to tackle energy security problems and address the issue of opening electricity markets together. The parties of the meeting exchanged views on the prospects of the new nuclear power plant in Lithuania and the construction of electricity bridge to Poland.

The discussion also included the issue of problems faced by ethnic minorities in both countries and their possible solutions.

Lithuanian President also visited the Warsaw Uprising Museum to pay honour to the memory of those killed in the fight for Poland's freedom. Later today, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė is to meet with President Lech Kaczynski of Poland.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.08.28 18:33

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