Polish PM to attend intergovernmental talks in Lithuania on Thursday

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Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will travel to Vilnius on Wednesday, where Polish-Lithuanian intergovernmental consultations will take place on Thursday. A declaration will also be signed on the strategic partnership of both countries and on Belarus.

During the two-day visit, a meeting between Prime Minister Morawiecki and Lithuanian President Gitanas Nauseda is also planned.

"Government delegations led by Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis will discuss, among others, cooperation in the region, security issues and transatlantic relations. During Polish-Lithuanian intergovernmental consultations, cooperation on the EU forum will also be discussed, including climate policy, in the context of preparations for the October European Council on climate," said government spokesman Piotr Mueller.

Mueller added that economic issues, including reconstruction after the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as infrastructure and energy cooperation, will form important elements of the talks.

Poland and Lithuania jointly support the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Belarus and the situation after the August presidential elections in Belarus will be one of the topics of talks in Vilnius, where a declaration on Belarus will be signed.

Mueller also said that during Morawiecki's visit, the schedule for the implementation of the declaration on the education of the Polish national minority in the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian national minority in the Republic of Poland, signed in Warsaw on November 20, 2019, will also be signed, as will a declaration on Polish-Lithuanian strategic partnership.