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The President: Unity among European countries is vital today

2022-05-12

On Thursday, President Gitanas Nausėda met with President Vjosa Osmani-Sadriu of Kosovo, who is on a working visit to Lithuania. The Lithuanian and Kosovo leaders discussed Russia’s military aggression in Ukraine, the security situation in the Western Balkans and the Baltic region, Kosovo’s aspirations for European integration, the development of bilateral relations and the prospects for their expansion.

During the meeting, the President thanked President Osmani-Sadriu for Kosovo’s adamant and principled stance on Ukraine and for its strong commitment to help the war-affected people of this country. Lithuania deeply appreciates that Kosovo has condemned Russia’s brutal war against Ukraine without hesitation and joined the European Union’s sanctions against Russia and Belarus.

President Gitanas Nausėda also expressed Lithuania’s full support for Kosovo’s independence, territorial integrity, aspirations for European integration, as well as for its continued efforts to consolidate its statehood and build a democratic, multi-ethnic and prosperous state.

The President commended Kosovo for its significant progress in implementing European reforms and stressed that Lithuania is ready to share its experience and best practices. Gitanas Nausėda also expressed support for Kosovo’s aspiration to establish closer ties with NATO.

The meeting also discussed the prospects for the expansion of bilateral relations, in particular the possibilities for intensifying economic cooperation.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2022.05.12 13:04

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