Baltic PMs to prepare for NATO summit at meeting in Tallinn Friday

  • 2023-01-30
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

TALLINN – An informal meeting of the prime ministers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania within the scope of the Baltic Council of Ministers will take place in Tallinn on Friday, Feb. 3.

Estonia holds the chairmanship of the Baltic cooperation in 2023. During the first meeting of the year, Kaja Kallas, Krisjanis Karins and Ingrida Simonyte will focus on long-term assistance to Ukraine, preparations for the NATO Vilnius Summit in July this year and energy security. They will discuss joint infrastructure projects, including the current status of the construction of Rail Baltic and other areas of cooperation in the European Union, spokespeople for the Estonian government said.

Estonia's three priorities during its chairmanship are support for Ukraine, regional security and defense, energy security and security of supply. Estonia will host a number of important meetings this year, including at ministerial and parliamentary level, to move Baltic cooperation forward . The prime ministers will meet informally again in summer and will summarize the results of the presidency at an official meeting at the end of the year.

A meeting of heads of state is also planned for the end of the year.

The meeting will be followed by a joint press conference at Fotografiska Museum.