Baltic PMs to discuss management of Covid-19 and migration crises in Kaunas

  • 2021-10-08
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Kaunas, Lithuania's second-biggest city, is on Friday hosting an informal meeting of the prime ministers of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Ingrida Simonyte, Lithuanian Prime Minister and this year's chair of the Baltic Council of Ministers, earlier invited her Latvian and Estonian counterparts, Krisjanis Karins and Kaja Kallas to visit Kaunas, one of the three cities that will hold the European Capital of Culture title in 2022.

"During the meeting, prime ministers will exchange the latest information and experiences in the management of the Covid-19 pandemic, discuss the issues of regional security and the challenges posed by a hybrid attack waged by the Belarusian regime using irregular migration," the government said in a press release.

Government leaders of the three countries will also discuss implementation of energy and transport infrastructure projects as well as strengthening of cooperation between the Baltic countries.

Prime ministers will also visit the office of the program "Kaunas - European Capital of Culture 2022" and find out about its main accents.

The Baltic Council of Ministers is a dedicated institution for intergovernmental cooperation between Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.