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Presidents of the Baltic States and Poland to meet in Vilnius next week

2009-12-10

Thursday, December 10, Vilnius - Next Wednesday, December 16, the Office of the President will host a meeting of Presidents of the Baltic States and Poland.

The traditional meeting of heads of the Baltic States will be attended by the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Latvia Valdis Zatlers, and President of the Republic of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves. President of Poland Lech Kaczynski was also invited to the meeting.

The Presidents meet to discuss matters of importance to the European Union and the Baltic Sea region, including issues related to energy independence, and to agree on concrete steps to be taken to implement strategic projects of the region.

Wednesday afternoon, the Presidents of the Baltic States and Poland will officially open the European Institute for Gender Equality. The European Institute for Gender Equality based in Vilnius is the only agency of the European Union in the Baltic States.

Journalists who would like to cover the meeting of the Presidents are invited to register at the Press Service of the President by phone + 370 5 266 4019 or (mobile) +370 698 42308, or by e-mail spauda@president.lt, by 10:00, December 15. Registration is mandatory. To register, journalists will be asked to give their full names, personal ID numbers, the media represented, and contact phone numbers.

Journalists should arrive at the Office of the President on December 16 at 9:00 at the latest, and must carry an identity document and a journalist's certificate.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2009.12.10 15:15

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