Nordic, Baltic center-right leaders recognize Belarus' N-plant as threat to Lithuania

  • 2019-11-05
  • LETA/BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS - Nordic and Baltic center-right parties' leaders issued in Vilnius on Monday a joint statement recognizing that Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant poses a threat to Lithuania.

"Noting that energy security and the security of supply are key aspects of our overall security, we recognize Lithuania's position that the Astravyets nuclear power plant poses a threat to its national security," the statement reads.

The document was signed by Gabrielius Landsbergis, the chairman of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the leader of Norway's Conservative Party, as well as their counterparts from Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Sweden. 

Nordic, Baltic center-right leaders recognize Belarus' N-plant as threat to Lithuania

VILNIUS, Nov 04, BNS - Nordic and Baltic center-right parties' leaders issued in Vilnius on Monday a joint statement recognizing that Belarus' Astravyets nuclear power plant poses a threat to Lithuania.

"Noting that energy security and the security of supply are key aspects of our overall security, we recognize Lithuania's position that the Astravyets nuclear power plant poses a threat to its national security," the statement reads.

The document was signed by Gabrielius Landsbergis, the chairman of the conservative Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian Democrats, and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, the leader of Norway's Conservative Party, as well as their counterparts from Denmark, Finland, Latvia and Sweden. 

The leaders of the Nordic and Baltic center-right parties that are members of the European People's Party held their semi-annual meeting in Vilnius on Monday.

"We had the opportunity to present the Astravyets threat which we see as one of the biggest national security problems in Lithuania," Landsbergis said after the meeting.  

"One of the issues we discussed was security. We were informed about the violations regarding the power plant, and we understand what security challenges this poses for Lithuania," Solberg said. 

In their joint statements, the center-right leaders also agreed to support reforms to strengthen the Eastern Partnership, and to tackle challenges related to populism and radicalization of society, the Homeland Union said in a press release.  

"We had the opportunity to present the Astravyets threat which we see as one of the biggest national security problems in Lithuania," Landsbergis said after the meeting.  

"One of the issues we discussed was security. We were informed about the violations regarding the power plant, and we understand what security challenges this poses for Lithuania," Solberg said. 

In their joint statements, the center-right leaders also agreed to support reforms to strengthen the Eastern Partnership, and to tackle challenges related to populism and radicalization of society, the Homeland Union said in a press release.  

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