Baltic parliament speakers to meet in Latvia, to discuss Belarus

  • 2021-07-08
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Speaker of the Seimas of Lithuania Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen is on Thursday leaving for Latvia to attend a meeting of the speakers of the Baltic parliaments.

Cmilyte-Nielsen, her Latvian and Estonian counterparts Inara Murniece and Juri Ratas will discuss the Baltic states' influence on the Eastern Partnership region, the situation in Belarus and ways to ensure closer inter-parliamentary cooperation, the Seimas of Lithuania said.

"The existing challenges show how fragile peacetime could be. Illegal migrants crossing into Lithuania from Belarus is not only Lithuania's problem but it's a real threat to the security of the European Union, first of all, the Baltic states," Cmilyte-Nielsen was quoted as saying in the Lithuanian parliament's statement.

"We will discuss the Eastern Partnership with the parliament speakers, as well as the ongoing implementation of trilateral security projects and strategic goals to maintain stability and wellbeing," she said.

During her visit until Friday, the Baltic parliamentary speaker will visit Riga and Jurmala.