Speaker of the Seimas gave a warm welcome to the Marshal of the Polish Senate on his visit to Lithuania
Press release, 16 March 2018
On Friday, 16 March 2018, Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas, met with Stanisław Karczewski, Marshal of the Senate of the Republic of Poland, on his visit to Lithuania.
At the meeting, the Speaker and the Marshal underlined the importance of the bilateral strategic partnership and discussed the development of bilaterally significant joint infrastructural projects, such as Rail Baltica, Via Baltica, and GIPL and the synchronisation of the Baltic electricity grids with the European continental network.
Photos of the Office of the Seimas (author Džoja Gunda Barysaitė)
The meeting also focussed on parliamentary cooperation, in particular, the opportunities to renew the functioning of the bilateral assembly. The last session of the Assembly of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania and the Sejm and Senate of the Republic of Poland was held nine years ago.
‘This has been the fourth high level visit of a Polish official to Lithuania over the recent month. It implies that we maintain warm relations with our closest neighbour, which is crucial and beneficial to Lithuania, in view of information and cyber hostility from Russia and its military aggression in Ukraine,’ Mr Pranckietis said.
The visit of the Marshal of the Polish Senate is hosted by the Polish ethnic community in Lithuania.
Karolina Frolovienė, Adviser to the Speaker of the Seimas, tel. +370 5 239 6016, mob. +370 698 42 071, e-mail: [email protected]