Baltic foreign ministers discuss procurement of vaccines

  • 2021-01-06
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The foreign ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania discussed the restrictions, testing and availability of vaccines in the European Union in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic at this year's first video meeting of the Baltic cooperation format on Wednesday.

According to Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Reinsalu, communication between the Baltic states has been close throughout the coronavirus crisis and will continue this year. "Together with the Latvian and Lithuanian foreign ministers, we are constantly trying to find ways to implement the restrictions in the most optimal way so that our citizens can move between the countries if necessary," the minister said. "Various safety measures can be taken and must be reviewed regularly. We confirmed with the ministers of Latvia and Lithuania the readiness to coordinate travel restrictions."

The foreign ministers emphasized the European Union's support for providing access to the vaccine in neighboring countries.