Lithuanian president to host meeting on relations with Ukraine, Belarus

  • 2019-11-19
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is meeting with top government officials and other politicians on Tuesday to discuss relations with Ukraine and Belarus.  

Those expected to attend the meeting at the Presidential Palace include Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis Viktoras Pranckietis, the speaker of the Seimas, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius and Energy Minister Zygimantas Vaiciunas, Nauseda's communications team has told BNS.

Also present at the discussion will be Juozas Bernatonis, the chairman of the parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, Dainius Gaizauskas, the head of the Committee on National Security and Defense, and other parliamentarians.

Lithuania has been one of Ukraine's strongest supporters internationally and has provided the country with humanitarian and military assistance.

After Nauseda was sworn in as president last summer, Lithuania has started to take steps to reopen dialog with Belarus. The two neighboring countries' foreign ministers met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York in September.

Belarus' almost-completed Astravyets nuclear power plant is the main sticking point in relations between Vilnius and Minsk.