Grybauskaite arrives on a state visit to Latvia

  • 2012-06-12

VILNIUS – Starting today, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite pays a state visit to Latvia, where she is scheduled to meet with Latvian President Andris Berzins, Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis and Speaker of the Parliament Solvita Aboltina.

The visit will focus on bilateral relations, cooperation in NATO and the European Union, negotiations on the EU's new financial perspective. Cooperation in the sphere of energy and the strengthening of energy security of the Baltic States will be among the key issues.

"Lithuania and Latvia are the closest neighbors who have always acted in concert. We share many common goals. The strengthening of energy security of the Baltic States, common interests in the European Union and NATO are underlying items on our agenda which we are striving to implement together," the President said.

The President is going to visit the Incukalns LNG storage facility which could become regional in the future. Upon constructing the liquefied natural gas terminal in Klaipeda, Lithuania expects to use the capacities of this storage facility more extensively.

Dalia Grybauskaite will also lay flowers at the Freedom Monument and will visit the Occupation Museum.