Lithuanian, Polish govts plan join sitting

  • 2019-09-18
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – The Lithuanian and Polish Cabinets plan to hold a joint sitting early next year, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday.

"We agreed to take our cooperation to the next level," he said after meeting with visiting Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawieckis in Vilnius.

"I am glad the Polish prime minister backed the idea of holding a joint sitting of the two governments early next year," Skvernelis said.

In his words, relations between the Lithuanian and Polish governments are now the best in history.

A thaw in the Lithuanian-Polish relations started several years ago. A key turning point took place in 2017 when Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Gelezinkeliai (Lithuanian Railwasy) and Polish oil company Orlen, the operator of the oil refinery in Mazeikiai, signed an agreement on oil product transportation tariffs.

Meanwhile Poland is seeking Lithuania's backing in its dispute with EU institutions threatening Warsaw with sanctions over its judicial reform.