Butkevicius trusts his Cabinet of Ministers

  • 2013-01-03

VILNIUS - Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius says that he completely trusts his Cabinet of Ministers, while the abilities and competence of the new ministers will be revealed in the course of time, writes LETA.

"The expertise and abilities emerge only after some time. Today I am really satisfied with the entire Cabinet. Every minister tries to implement the Government's program, to be more specific, they draft action plans which will be submitted to the Government () I believe that in the course of time we will able to assess the contribution of every minister to see the results," the PM said.

Butkevicius also stressed that his goal is to have motivated ministers to achieve the best possible result.

"Only the results speak of one's expertise. The results say if a person is capable of doing his or her job. It is hard to assess somebody in advance, however, I have full trust in the Cabinet," he said.

As reported, Butkevicius earlier said that he did not see any reasons why the new centre-left Government would not last for four years and said that his Cabinet would work for a full term of office. He did not want to comment on the criticism of President Dalia Grybauskaite who said that Butkevicius' Government would fail before the end of its tenure. Grybauskaite in a yearly interview to the magazine Veidas said that the economic growth heightens risk that the new Government might collapse before the end of its term of office of four years.