Lithuanian president, Polish PM talk energy prices, security

  • 2022-09-16
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda met with visiting Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Vilnius on Friday to discuss ways to bolster regional security, tackle high energy prices, and also talked about supporting Ukraine and taking necessary steps to stop Russia.

"Despite the existing sanctions from the international community and losses on the battlefield, Russia continues to fight in Ukraine, including attacks on critical infrastructure and civilians. We need to continue to provide economic, financial and military assistance to Ukraine, as well as to take other measures, including additional sanctions, to make it as difficult as possible for the aggressor to continue its bloody war," the Lithuanian president said.

Bolstering NATO's eastern flank remains a priority task for Lithuania and Poland, Nauseda underlined.

"We need to strengthen practical defense cooperation between our countries, including the possibility of adopting joint decisions in the areas of coastal defense and air defense," the Lithuanian president was quoted as saying in the statement released by the presidential press service.

Speaking about energy prices, the president stressed the need to find pan-EU and national solutions not only to control them but also to find ways of supporting for people and businesses.

A joint meeting of the Lithuanian and Polish governments is taking place in Vilnius on Friday. The two countries have held Cabinet meetings under this format since September, 2020.