Lithuanian formin off to Stockholm to meet Swedish PM, EU counterparts

  • 2023-05-11
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuania's top diplomat Gabrielius Landsbergis is heading to Stockholm on Thursday to meet with Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson and take part in an informal meeting of EU foreign ministers.

Landsbergis and Kristersson are to meet on Thursday to discuss regional security, preparations for NATO's summit in Vilnius, support for Ukraine, sanctions, the EU agenda, and bilateral cooperation, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry has said in a press release.

On the same day, Landsbergis will take part in Road to Vilnius, a conference organized by the US think tank Atlantic Council in partnership with the Lithuanian, German and Portuguese embassies to discuss goals for the NATO summit, and possible outcomes.

On Friday, EU foreign ministers will gather for the so-called Gymnich meeting to discuss Russia's aggression against Ukraine and the bloc's continued support to Kyiv, and to have a strategic discussion on EU-China relations.

On Saturday, Stockholm will host the second EU Indo-Pacific Ministerial Forum, where Landsbergis will take part in a discussion on sustainable economic growth and building economic resilience.  

Top diplomats from the EU and the Indo-Pacific region will hold an informal meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. 

Landsbergis is also scheduled to meet with his counterparts from India, Indonesia and Singapore, according to the press release.