Foreign Vice-Minister meets with MPs from UK, discusses issues of security, UK's withdrawal from EU
On 23-27 September, a mixed group of Members of Parliament (MPs) from the UK are paying an official visit to Lithuania. In the meeting with the delegation, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius discussed security in the region, the situation in Ukraine, relations with eastern neighbors, Lithuania's energy independence, and the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.
"Even after the UK's withdrawal from the EU, Lithuania and the EU would like to maintain a close relationship with the UK, so that this country could continue to play an active role in ensuring European security," said the Foreign Vice-Minister.
MPs from the UK assured the Foreign Vice-Minister that they were well aware of Lithuania's concerns about security challenges facing the region, particularly with regard to the construction of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant. According to MPs, the UK is interested in maintaining very close ties, as well as defense cooperation with Lithuania and other Baltic states.
MPs from the UK also met with members of the Group for Inter-Parliamentary Relations with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland of the Seimas. They will also hold meetings with the Minister of National Defense Raimundas Karoblis, the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas, and representatives of the cultural and non-governmental sectors.