Russian relations improving

  • 2013-06-12
  • From wire reports

VILNIUS - On June 5 in Kaliningrad, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius and Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the economic and cross-border cooperation between the countries, energy issues and prospects for tourism promotion, reports ELTA.

The leaders of Lithuanian and Russian diplomacy have met for the second time this year. Their first bilateral meeting was held on the margins of the Munich Security Conference in February.
“In February, we agreed with the Russian Foreign Minister to intensify cooperation between our countries. I believe that in order to enjoy our constructive relations, we can neither stop working, nor should we pause at the highest levels, thus abiding by the cooperative principle. Every meeting helps us to gain a better understanding of the other side and to aim at reaping the benefits of cooperation between our countries,” Linkevicius stressed.

The Lithuanian foreign minister visited Tolminkiemis on the way to Kaliningrad. Linkevicius laid a wreath of flowers on the grave of Kristijonas Donelaitis and visited the museum named after the writer. According to the Lithuanian foreign minister, Lithuania successfully cooperates both with Russia and Germany in preparation for the 300th anniversary of the birth of Kristijonas Donelaitis, in 2014.

Lithuania and the Kaliningrad region have agreed on a plan to mark this anniversary. The countries started to implement this plan last year.