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Linkevicius: Energy projects are a good start for better relations, biznesalert.com, September 13, 2017

Created: 2017.09.13 / Updated: 2017.09.13 13:55
    Linkevicius: Energy projects are a good start for better relations, biznesalert.com, September 13, 2017

    Polish and Lithuanian relations have recently improved. They share longtime history, are NATO and EU members and it turns out that they perceive their common problems similarly. We talked to the foreign minister of Lithuania Linas Linkeviczius about threats and opportunities of the neighbouring countries.

    BiznesAlert.pl: How would you describe what is going on between Poland and Lithuania these days?

    Linas Linkevicius: I would say, there are some symptoms of improvement. We have more regular contacts and common plans for the future. It still needs to be improved though. During my last visit in Warsaw in January I suggested a comeback of bilateral commissions, so that the experts would talk. Obviously talks on political level are necessary to define priorities, but security and defense commissions haven’t met for five years. The same with culture and education – we have many issues and problems that need to be solved in those matters. Warsaw now has to issue dates for setting a bilateral defense and security commission that would be on the level of deputy ministers. A certain breakthrough was a meeting of our prime ministers, but the very first good sign was the agreement between Orlen and Lithuanian Rails. What we need to do now is to fully use our potential.

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