Lithuanian president to take part in EU leaders' discussion on Europe's role in world

  • 2021-10-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is on Tuesday travelling to Slovenia for an informal meeting of the European Council to discuss the European Union's role in the world. 

The discussion "will focus on the EU's role in the world, notably, its relations with China and the US", the president's office has said in a press release.

In the discussion, Nauseda "will also state that the situation on the EU border with Belarus implies the need to raise the issue of amending legislation on migration, asylum, and border protection", it said.

EU leaders are also expected to discuss the situation in Afghanistan and related irregular migration issues.

The informal meeting takes place on the eve of an EU-Western Balkans summit that will "take stock of the progress in the implementation of political and economic euro-integration reforms by the Western Balkan countries in ensuring security and stability in the region", according to the press release.