New Lithuanian president to visit Poland on Tuesday

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Gitanas Nauseda, sworn in as Lithuania's president on Friday, is to pay an official visit to Warsaw with his wife, Diana Nausediene, on Tuesday. It will be the new presidential couple's first foreign visit.

President Nauseda will meet Polish President Andrzej Duda and Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.

President Duda said in an interview broadcast Thursday evening on Lithuanian public TV channel LRT, that he shared Gitanas Nauseda's conservative views and attachment to tradition as the two countries have similar histories.

In the Polish president's assessment, the state of relations between the two countries has been good for some time. "I was very pleased to hear that the president's first visit would be to Warsaw," Duda said. "It clearly shows the president's attitude to our neighbourhood, to our common issues - mutual relations, which are very important to me."

The Polish president said that, "it is important for Polish-Lithuanian relations, and those between our societies, to be as good as possible so that the border doesn't separate us (...), because living beside each other here are nations bound by a common, great history and who are friends."