RIGA - Visiting Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius wishes Latvia to fulfill its plans and adopt the euro in 2014.
After a meeting with Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis (Unity) today, Butkevicius admitted that he highly supports Latvia's accession to the eurozone in 2014.
According to Butkevicius, Latvia's euro adoption plan is ambitious, important and, taking into account the economic situation in Latvia, which is currently comparatively good, should be implemented.
Asked about the attitude of Lithuanian residents toward the introduction of the euro, Butkevicius pointed out that it is positive. He also added that the Lithuanian finance minister will meet with the Bank of Lithuania at the end of the month to draft Lithuania's plan for the euro.
As reported, Butkevicius is on a visit to Latvia today, his first official visit abroad. The Lithuanian prime minister will also meet with Latvian President Andris Berzins, Saeima Speaker Solvita Aboltina (Unity) and visit the Museum of Occupation of Latvia.