Baltic prime ministers to meet in Riga next week

  • 2022-12-02
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers with participation of Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity), Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte will be held in Riga on December 9, LETA learned from the State Chancery.

During the meeting, the Baltic prime ministers will discuss further support to Ukraine in international organization, bilateral assistance and admission of Ukrainian refugees. The leaders also will discuss holding Russia responsible for war crimes and development of the next package of EU sanctions. Leaders will continue work on strengthening NATO presence in the Baltic region, regional cooperation in energy and Rail Baltica project.

A press conference will follow the meeting of the prime ministers.

The Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM) is an institution for intergovernmental cooperation between the Baltic states: Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia established in 1994. This year Latvia presides the BCM.