Lithuanian president calls Latvia's decision not to buy Astravyets electricity

  • 2020-08-26
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda has on Wednesday welcomed Latvia's decision not to buy electricity from the Astravyets nuclear power plant, which is deemed unsafe, calling the decision made by the Latvian "brothers" "logical".

He also underlined that Latvia's decision not to buy electricity from Astravyets should pave the way for a smoother process of synchronization with the power networks of continental Europe.

"I welcome the decision of our Latvian colleagues and brothers. It’s a logical decision, and, most importantly, I hope that it will pave the way for smoother implementation of the synchronization project.

"I would suggest not forgetting this aspect as the absence of a common agreement raised many questions on the practical implementation of the synchronization project," he added.