Baltic prime ministers to meet in Riga on Friday

  • 2022-02-01
  • LETA/TBT Staff

RIGA - The Baltic Council of Ministers' meeting of the Baltic prime ministers will take place at the Cabinet of Ministers in Riga on Friday, February 4, as the State Chancellery informed LETA.

During the meeting, Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity), Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte will discuss regional security, development of infrastructure projects and other matters.

In particular, the Baltic prime ministers will talk about the situation on the European Union's border with Belarus, Russian military buildup near Ukraine, and coordination of the cooperation between the EU and NATO.

The premiers will also discuss implementation of the Rail Baltica railroad project and transition to more environmentally friendly economy.

The meeting will also focus on the rising energy prices and the geopolitical reasons for this, as well as the latest Covid-19 pandemic data.

Latvia holds the Baltic Council of Ministers presidency in 2022, and this will be the Baltic prime ministers' first meeting in 2022.