• March 15, 2019
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Gitanas Nausėda: I am in support of original spelling of surnames on the other side of the passport

Presidential candidate Gitanas Nausėda has presented his priorities in foreign policy.

Economist has declared that for the first visit he will go to Warsaw. ‘For the first visit I will go to Poland. Our plans about territorial defense will not have sense without cooperation with our southern neighbour. I would like our economic cooperation to be more dynamic (…) My negotiating position – I am for original spelling of surnames on the other sides of the passport’ – the candidate stated.

“When speaking about the Polish and North-European wing, I would like Lithuania to devote a lot of attention to both formats, because it is not contradictory. Perhaps when Brexit becomes a reality, Great Britain will join the North European format’ – the politician suggested.

Nausėda has stated that he is for the strengthening of NATO and for dialogue with Russia. At a given stage, collaboration with Russia is primarily to refer to economic and cultural matters.

Translated by Oskar Pytka within the framework of a traineeship programme of the European Foundation of Human Rights, www.efhr.eu.

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