VILNIUS - Lithuania and Latvia plan to help each other in the future to provide gas to consumers if supplies stop or are disrupted other ways.
The two countries plan to sign an agreement later this year on solidarity measures to ensure the safe of gas supplies, Lithuania's Energy Ministry told BNS. Energy Minister Dainius Kreivys will sign the agreement on Lithuania's behalf.
"The essence of the agreement is mutual assistance for household has consumers in Lithuania and Latvia when supplies stop or face other major disruptions," Vita Ramanauskaite, spokeswoman for the energy minister, told BNS.
"That's one of the first agreements of this kind in Europe," she added.
Under the 2017 regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council, concerning measures to safeguard the security of gas supply, member states should adopt the necessary measures, in particular technical, legal and financial arrangements, to ensure gas supplies for households.