News from Berlin
Lithuania and Germany Deepening Bilateral Cooperation
October 21st, 2014
News from Berlin – The Ambassador of Germany to Lithuania Jutta Schmitz met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius in Vilnius on October 17th in order to discuss prospects for deepening bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and Germany.
The meeting between the two politicians is of a great matter to both countries. The Lihuanian minister noted that their partnership was extremely important and would continue to be fully developed in security, economy, culture and other fields. The meeting also included talks about the security situation in Europe right now and as well as in the region.
Linkevicius pointed out the importance of Germany’s active participation in strengthening security measures and in implementing the NATO Readiness Action Plan. He said: “Germany has participated in NATO’s Air Policing Mission in the Baltic Skies five times already, which sets an excellent example of allied solidarity.”
They have also touched on the subject of the situation in Ukraine. They have both stated that it is very important that international communities would join actions in providing humanitarian, economic and other assistance to Ukraine at the time of crisis. According to Minister Linkevicius, the European Union has to adhere to its policy of sanctions unanimously.
There are a lot of ties between Germany and Lithuania. Germany is Lithuania’s second largest partner and a major investor in the country. They have also bonded over an agreement signed in Bonn, July 21st 1993 about cultural relations. Furthermore, to strengthen the relations between these states, there are frequent visits in both directions.
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