RIGA - This Friday, April 22, a meeting of the Prime Ministers' Council of the Baltic Council of Ministers is set to take place at the Cabinet of Ministers of Latvia, where Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins (New Unity) will welcome Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas and Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte.
The Baltic prime ministers are planning to discuss joint efforts strengthening defense of the Baltics after Russia's attack on Ukraine, the support of the Baltic countries for Ukraine will be discussed alongside addressing energy security in the Baltic region as energy dependency on Russia's fossil resources is being decreased.
The Baltic Council of Ministers, established on June 13, 1994, is an institution for governmental cooperation between Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. The Baltic Council of Ministers is charged with ensuring the continuity of cooperation at the executive level of the states. The presidency of the Baltic Council of Ministers is rotated annually among the Baltic States. In 2022, Latvia holds the presidency of the Baltic Council of Ministers and this meeting will be the first of this year.