- January 15, 2018
Linkevicius: Lithuania is ready to cooperate with the Polish government
Lithuania is ready to cooperate with the Polish government – said Linas Linkevicius, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs to the Polish Radio.
The head of Lithuanian diplomacy also counts on improving Poland’s relations with the European Union.
In an interview with the Polish Radio he said that he congratulated Jacek Czaputowicz, the new Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, and invited him to Vilnius.
“I have not received the answer yet, but I want the new minister to know that we are waiting for him and we are ready for further cooperation”, said Linkevicius.
The minister added that relations with Poland are very important for Lithuania, and he is happy that high-level meetings will take place soon. President Andrzej Duda will visit Vilnius in February, and Prime Minister Morawiecki in March.
Linkevicius is pleased with Poland’s decision of not buying electricity from the Belarusian nuclear power plant in Ostrowiec.
“We wish the new Polish government improvement of the relations with the European Union because these problems concern not only Poland, but are important for the entire region” – said the diplomat and recalled that the common interest of both countries is, among others, energy security and the issue of defense.
Translated by Katarzyna Kądziołka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.