Wednesday, October 2, Vilnius – Tomorrow, October 3, President Gitanas Nausėda will meet with President Egils Levits of Latvia who comes for a working visit to Lithuania.
During the meeting topical bilateral issues, including tripartite annual meetings of the Baltic Presidents proposed by the President as well as the preservation of the Baltic heritage should be discussed. The meeting should also focus on regional security of the Baltic States and preparations for the upcoming NATO Summit. The Presidents will touch upon the infrastructure projects, such as synchronization of electricity networks and implementation of Rail Baltica.
The Presidents will address energy independence, joint response to the issue of the Ostravets nuclear power plant built near the Lithuanian border as well as strengthening transatlantic cooperation on energy security.
The positions on major issues on the EU agenda, i.e., the new financial perspective, the Eastern Partnership, the implications of Brexit and the mobility package will also be discussed in a bilateral format.
The Latvian leader pays a visit to Lithuania almost two and a half months after President Gitanas Nausėda visited Riga. The two leaders previously met on August 23 at the Lithuanian-Latvian boarder during the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way.
During the visit to Vilnius, the Latvian President will pay tribute to those fallen for Lithuania’s freedom by placing a wreath at the Monument for Freedom Defenders in Antakalnis Cemetery.