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Lithuanian and Polish officials hold political consultations, adjust positions on EU and NATO issues

Created: 2017.10.25 / Updated: 2017.10.25 17:07
      Lithuanian and Polish officials hold political consultations, adjust positions on EU and NATO issues
      Lithuanian and Polish officials hold political consultations, adjust positions on EU and NATO issues
      Lithuanian and Polish officials hold political consultations, adjust positions on EU and NATO issues

      On 25 October, the political consultations between the Lithuanian and Polish Foreign Ministries’ Political Directors – Asta Skaisgirytė and Witold Sobków – were held in Vilnius. The Political Directors adjusted their positions on topical issues related to the EU and NATO policy, and discussed bilateral cooperation.

      The Lithuanian and Polish Political Directors focused on security situation in the region and regional security cooperation initiatives. The officials highlighted the importance of a single EU and NATO policy towards Russia, especially with regard to countering hybrid threats. The officials also discussed the adjustment of positions in preparation for the next NATO Summit in 2018 in Brussels and voiced a common position on the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit.

      “Poland is a strategic partner of Lithuania in ensuring security in our region,” said Skaisgirytė.

      The officials reached a consensus on the security and safety issue that had been raising concerns – the Ostrovets nuclear power plant in Belarus – as well as on the need for the Nord Stream 2 project to be in full compliance with the EU law, and the plan for synchronization of power grids with the Continental European network via Poland.

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