Foreign Ministers of Lithuania and Luxembourg emphasize strengthening cooperation on security and defence
On 26 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to discuss bilateral relations between Lithuania and Luxembourg, regional security, the future of Europe and other important international issues.
“The visit of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg to Lithuania reflects the excellent state of relations between Lithuania and Luxembourg, the expanding cooperation in various fields, especially in the area of security and defence. We especially appreciate Luxembourg’s contribution to the Baltic region’s security and are grateful for its joining the NATO enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania. A tenth of the Luxembourg army has already taken part in the military exercise and missions,” said Linkevičius.
The two Foreign Ministers discussed the future of Europe and the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. According to Linkevičius, Lithuania mainly seeks to further strengthen the European project. The European Union must remain united in implementing its decisions and in pursuing its long-term goals.
The two Foreign Ministers discussed the upcoming Eastern Partnership summit and the need to continue to maintain the EU’s focus on and support for Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova in implementing necessary reforms.
The Foreign Minister Asselborn is visiting Lithuania as part of the delegation led by the Grand Duke of Luxembourg. On 26 October, the Grand Duke met with the highest-ranking Lithuanian leaders. On 27 October, the Grand Duke will visit the Luxembourgish soldiers, who serve in NATO’s multinational battalion. In addition, the first Lithuania-Luxembourg business forum took place and officials signed a cooperation agreement in the field of renewable energy.