Lithuanian, Latvian PMs to discuss bilateral projects

  • 2019-03-08
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis is meeting with his Latvian counterpart Arturs Krisjanis Karins in Vilnius on Friday. According to Deputy Government Chancellor Deividas Matulionis, the two prime ministers will discuss regional projects.

"Our bilateral regional projects will be discusses and they will include the synchronization project, the Rail Baltica project, and also we will discuss with the Latvians whether any steps have been taken on their part regarding the ratification of the sea border," Matulionis told BNS Lithuania.

He also added that Lithuania would like to see more of positive dynamics in the bilateral relations with Latvia, and the appointment of Karins as Latvia's new prime minister is a chance to improve relations.

"In fact we can and have the basis to expect that improvement of relations, and we would like that to materialize. With no doubt, new opportunities will be looked for with any new leader, and this will be one of those cases," Matulionis said.

Karins was appointed Latvia's prime minister in late January. Skvernelis has already met with him during a meeting of the Baltic prime ministers in Riga in February.