Lithuanian president to ask South Korea for help to manage coronavirus crisis

  • 2020-03-23
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - President Gitanas Nauseda intends to ask his South Korean counterpart to send an expert to Lithuania to advise the country on how to manage the coronavirus crisis. 

"I am planning to speak to the South Korean president – I think that conversation could take place tomorrow – and ask him to send a specialist to advise us on the issues that are most relevant to us today and that have been successfully dealt with by the South Korean government recently," Nauseda said at a news conference on Monday.  

"That nation had a rather strong outbreak of coronavirus, but it managed to bring the situation under control through effective measures, and I believe that their experience would be useful and valuable for us," he added. 

South Korea has seen a downward trend in daily infections recently, compared with the peak reached in late February.