Lithuanian interior minister meeting with Latvian, Estonian counterparts in Riga

  • 2020-02-18
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Interior Minister Rita Tamasuniene is meeting with her Latvian and Estonian counterparts in Riga on Tuesday.  

“This is a regular meeting of the three Baltic interior ministers to discuss topical issues and share experiences," Tamasuniene told BNS in a comment. "This time, the meeting is hosted by Latvia." 

Issues to be discussed in Riga include the interoperability of information systems, the EU's multiannual financial framework, and the fight against misinformation and economic crimes, according to the Lithuanian minister.

"This format is very useful for the Baltic interior ministers, because it not only provides an opportunity for sharing experiences, but also helps ensure closer cooperation, mutual understanding and support on issues that are more difficult to be dealt with on one's own," she said.

Rustamas Liubajevas, the commander of the Lithuanian State Border Guard Service, is also leaving for a two-day visit to Latvia on Tuesday to meet with his Latvian and Estonian counterparts.  

The officials will exchange information on the situation at their state borders, share their experience in guarding the external borders of the Schengen area, and discuss various cooperation issues, the Lithuanian service said in a press release. 

Following the meeting, the Baltic border guard chiefs will visit the Ludza board guarding the border with Russia and Latvia's border guard aviation unit.