L. Linkevičius: Baltic states and Poland will continue to coordinate actions
On 15 June in Vilnius, at the invitation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Poland met to discuss mutual cooperation and actions to further ease restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Baltic states and Poland, which has joined in, set an example of how coordinated action can help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the impact of the pandemic. The four countries will continue to coordinate their actions to open up the EU’s borders for travel from third countries and will come up with appropriate proposals for partners in Europe,” said L. Linkevičius.
The Foreign Ministers also discussed the security situation in the region and exchanged their views on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), and a new recovery instrument.
The meeting took place on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Soviet occupation and of mass deportations to Siberia. Thus, the Foreign Ministers reminded of the need to cooperate in a joint effort to counter all attempts to rewrite history or to put forth an alternative narrative.
On 15 June, L. Linkevičius and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz also held a bilateral meeting, which focused on the bilateral agenda, as well as security and energy issues.
The Polish Foreign Minister thanked Lithuania for the decision to designate 2021 as the Year of the Constitution of 3 May and the Mutual Pledge of the Commonwealth of the Two Nations. L. Linkevičius noted that Lithuania planned to mark at the highest level the 610th anniversary of the Battle of Grunwald in Poland.