Lithuania and Romania hold consultations regarding the Three Seas Initiative
On 10 November, the Ambassador-at-large for Connectivity and the Three Seas Initiative Gediminas Varvuolis met with the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania Traian Laurenţiu Hristea to discuss the issues of the Romanian Presidency of the Three Seas Initiative.
After Varvuolis got acquainted with Romania’s further vision for the development of the Three Seas Initiative, he noted that the two countries held very similar views on the expansion of transport, energy and digital infrastructure connections in the Three Seas countries. According to the Ambassador, in the current geopolitical context, consolidated cooperation between the Three Seas countries is particularly important for the implementation of strategic infrastructure projects and contributes to the economic development and strategic resilience of the region.
Both sides also stressed the need to accelerate the development of infrastructure connections on the EU’s north-south axis and to use the Three Seas Initiative for Ukraine’s recovery by involving the country in the implementation of regional infrastructure projects.
Romania took over the Presidency of the Three Seas Initiative from Latvia, which organised the Three Seas Initiative Summit and Business Forum in Riga on 20 and 21 June 2022. The next Summit and Business Forum will take place in Bucharest in 2023. Lithuania plans to actively participate in it and to contribute to the further development of this format.