Lithuanian, Polish foreign ministers agree on strategic agenda – Landsbergis

  • 2021-02-08
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said after meeting with his Polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau and Elzbieta Witek, marshal of the Polish Sejm, in Warsaw on Monday that they had agreed on a strategic agenda.

Landsbergis paid his first visit to Poland as Lithuania's foreign minister. 

This year, Lithuania and Poland will mark the 230th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3 and Mutual Pledge of the Commonwealth of the Two Nations, as well as the 30th anniversary of the recognition of Lithuania's restored independence and of the restoration of diplomatic relations between the two neighboring countries.

It was noted during Monday's meetings that the important anniversaries called for an ambitious strategic agenda on issues of importance to both countries, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said in a press release.  

Landsbergis thanked Rau for Poland's contribution to strengthening security in the region and noted that further defense and security cooperation remained a priority, it said.

Special attention was paid to democratic processes in the EU's neighborhood and to efforts to rally effective support from the bloc and transatlantic partners.

The meeting also touched on a range of other issues, including prospects for the EU's Eastern Partnership program and the so-called Lublin Triangle, a trilateral cooperation platform formed by Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine, as well as the Three Seas Initiative and relations with China. 

The officials agreed to intensify joint efforts to prevent electricity generated by Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant from entering the EU market, according to the press release.