Greek president to discuss energy independence, Ukraine during Vilnius visit

  • 2022-06-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS, Jun 08, BNS – Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou will pay a visit to Lithuania on Wednesday. 

The Lithuanian and Greek presidents will discuss bilateral cooperation, security and defense in Europe, energy independence, support for Ukraine which is under military aggression from Russia, and the European Neighborhood Policy, the Lithuanian presidential press service said in a statement.

Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte is also scheduled to meet with the Greek leader to discuss bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and Greece and ways to strengthen it in the areas of business, tourism, energy, and support for Ukraine. The meeting is also touch upon the importance of speaking about Russia's responsibility for the ongoing war in Ukraine and its crimes, as well as ways to bolster NATO's eastern flank.

Greece, a NATO member, is dependent on Russian energy resources, but has said it intends to increase domestic production to reduce Moscow's influence. 

Last week, Germany said it had agreed with Greece that Athens would send Soviet-era military hardware to Ukraine in exchange for more modern weapons from Berlin.