Lithuania works to improve Russian relations

  • 2009-11-02
  • Oskars Magone
MOSCOW - Lithuanian Foreign Minister Vygaudas Usackas has met with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, where the two agreed to hasten the signing of a number of bilateral agreements.

The meeting is a positive sign that relations between the countries may be warming up. All three Baltic states have had relatively frosty relations with the Kremlin since the fall of the Soviet Union.

Usackas and Lavrov also discussed issues of multilateralcooperation regarding Lithuania's preparation for the upcomingChairmanship of the Organization for Security and Co-operation inEurope (OSCE), Lithuania's ongoing presidency of the Council of the Baltic SeaStates (CBSS), and the EU-Russia and NATO-Russia cooperation, reported.