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A. Zananavičius and Ireland’s Minister of State for European Affairs discuss items on EU agenda

Created: 2019.02.28 / Updated: 2019.03.01 09:29
    A. Zananavičius and Ireland’s Minister of State for European Affairs discuss items on EU agenda

    On 28 February, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius met with the Irish Minister of State for European Affairs Helen McEntee, who was visiting Vilnius.

    The meeting discussed the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the next multiannual financial framework, the EU's strategic agenda, the next European elections, and other relevant items on the EU agenda.

    The Foreign Vice-Minister A. Zananavičius stressed the importance of Lithuania’s solidarity with Ireland and the European unity in the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), in addressing other relevant EU issues, and in preparation of the new political cycle of the EU.

    “Despite Brexit, it is necessary to continue to focus on protecting the interests of the EU as a whole, and the interests of Lithuania and Ireland within the European Union. Ireland and Lithuania continue to be close allies in this challenging period,” said the Foreign Vice-Minister.

    The Irish Minister of State noted that she fully understood Lithuania's position on the next multiannual financial framework, the deepening of the single market, as well as issues of energy and infrastructure, and was ready to actively cooperate in addressing these issues at the Council of the European Union.

    In Vilnius, the Irish Minister of State H. McEntee also met with the Chair of the Seimas Committee on European Affairs Gediminas Kirkilas and members of the Committee. She also participated in a discussion with students of the Institute of International Relations and Political Science “Better Together: a united response to Europe’s challenges”.

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