Lithuania, Poland share experience with Eastern neighbors

  • 2005-11-16
  • By TBT staff
WARSAW - Strategic partners Lithuania and Poland are seeking to share their experience with new neighbors of the European Union, especially Ukraine, which is among foreign policy priorities of both countries.

Bogdan Borusewicz, chairman of the upper house of Polish parliament, the Senate, and Lithuanian Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis announced the news at a meeting in Warsaw on Nov. 15. Valionis had just returned from Ukraine, where he met with President Viktor Yushchenko and other top-ranking officials.

During the Warsaw meeting, Valionis discussed his conferences in Kiev and Borusewicz announced that he intended to pay his first foreign visit to Ukraine. The two leaders also discussed the situation in Belarus.

Lithuania and Poland's mutual experience in seeking democratic change, along with Lithuania's Sajudis movement and Poland's Solidarity movement, helped both countries achieve common objectives and become strategic partners, the leaders said. Their next objective is to share this experience with new EU neighbors.