Baltic parlt speakers to discuss Eastern Partnership

  • 2023-05-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Speaker of the Lithuanian Seimas Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen will attend a Baltic Assembly conference on the Eastern Partnership in Tallinn on Friday. 

At the event, the Lithuanian parliament leader will speak on the importance of Baltic cooperation in supporting and strengthening the Eastern Partnership countries in the face of new geopolitical realities, the parliament's press service said.

"It is even more important now for the Baltic states to cooperate as they are among the most active supporters of Ukraine. Therefore, we will discuss our further support. As the Eastern Partnership is the theme of the meeting, we will urge the European Union to strengthen its efforts in this direction. This is also the first time Baltic Assembly event attended by the new speakers of the Estonian and Latvian parliaments," Cmilyte-Nielsen said.

During the conference, policy makers and experts will exchange views on challenges facing the Eastern Partnership countries today and discuss the Baltic states' coordinated practical assistance.

They will also discuss instruments for strengthening democracy in the Eastern Partnership countries.

The EU's Eastern Partnership program is aimed strengthening ties with its eastern neighbors. The program includes Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Belarus suspended its participation in the program in June, 2021.