Lithuanian PM plans to discuss border closure issues with his Polish counterpart

  • 2020-04-28
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis plans to discuss border closure issues with his Polish counterpart, Mateusz Morawiecki, in the near future.  

"We plan to have a conversation with the Polish prime minister either at the end of this week or early next week, and we'll talk directly then," he told reporters on Tuesday. 

Poland tentatively plans to maintain controls at its state borders until early summer, according to Skvernelis. 

"As to the Polish borders, as far as I know, they are planning to keep (border checks) until June," he said. 

In an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, Poland closed its internal EU borders to foreign nationals more than a month ago.  

Lithuania reinstated border controls at its borders with Poland and Latvia in mid-March, too.