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L. Linkevičius met with Estonia’s new Foreign Minister

Created: 2019.06.14 / Updated: 2019.06.17 12:41
      L. Linkevičius met with Estonia’s new Foreign Minister
      L. Linkevičius met with Estonia’s new Foreign Minister
      L. Linkevičius met with Estonia’s new Foreign Minister
      L. Linkevičius met with Estonia’s new Foreign Minister

      On 14 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the new Foreign Minister of Estonia Urmas Reinsalu.

      L. Linkevičius congratulated his counterpart on Estonia’s election as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council for 2020-2021 and offered to share Lithuania's experience of its non-permanent membership. U. Reinsalu thanked Lithuania for its consistent support to Estonia's candidacy for a non-permanent seat at one of the six principal organs of the United Nations.

      The Foreign Ministers of the two countries also discussed the future of the Eastern dimension of the European Neighborhood Policy. They emphasized the importance of a differentiated approach to partners and of an intensification of practical cooperation. "The Eastern dimension of the European Neighborhood Policy must not resemble a technical process. We need to maintain the dynamics of our cooperation and take partners’ wishes into account more often," said Linkevičius.

      According to the Lithuanian and Estonian Foreign Ministers, the EU should more actively contribute to resolving the political crisis in Moldova.

      The meeting also discussed the implementation of joint energy and transport infrastructure projects.

      U. Reinsalu’s visit to Vilnius is the first one after the new Government of Estonia was sworn in on 29 April.