Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Vilnius: Lithuania is a strategic partner of Poland

Our cooperation with Lithuania in energy, commercial, economic, business and cultural fields is becoming increasingly close, said the head of the Polish government after the meeting with the Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

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Mateusz Morawiecki added that Lithuania was a strategic partner for Poland also due to historical ties, geographical location, defence matters and relations with Russia. We are supporting Lithuania in the supervision of the Lithuanian skies, but we are also trying to develop joint energy projects and projects that will increase exchange between us when it comes to gas transport, said the head of the Polish government.

Mateusz Morawiecki emphasised that during his talk with the Lithuanian Prime Minister, topics included the situation of Poles in Lithuania, youth exchange and a joint educational committee.

The Prime Minister pointed out that Poland and Lithuania shared common interests in the European Union. Our cooperation covers such issues as European budget, transport, logistics, or the freedom to provide services. The Prime Minister also thanked Lithuania for its support in the disputes in which Poland is engaged in the EU. These disputes come down to understanding the transformation of post-communist system, noted Mateusz Morawiecki. Lithuania, a country that was formerly a Soviet republic, understands this perfectly well, he added.  

The Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis expressed his opinion that Poland was a particularly important partner for Lithuania. We share a common history and a large number of common challenges and interests, he stressed. Poland is the third largest trading partner by turnover and the second largest export market for Lithuanian goods, he added.

The Lithuanian Prime Minister also drew attention to PKN Orlen’s investment project which is currently being implemented in Lithuania. In his opinion, it is a crucial project not only in economic terms, but also in terms of energy security.

In the presence of the Prime Ministers of Poland and Lithuania, agreements were signed on enhanced energy cooperation and cooperation between ports and the launch of the Szczecin-Klaipeda ferry connection.

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