News2019.09.18 10:00

Lithuanian and Polish governments plan joint sitting

BNS 2019.09.18 10:00

The Lithuanian and Polish Cabinets plan to hold a joint sitting early next year, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Tuesday.

"We agreed to take our cooperation to the next level," he said after meeting with visiting Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki in Vilnius.

"I am glad the Polish prime minister backed the idea of holding a joint sitting of the two governments early next year," Skvernelis said.

Relations between the Lithuanian and Polish governments are now the best in history, according to the Lithuanian PM.

A thaw in the Lithuanian-Polish relations started several years ago. A key turning point took place in 2017 when Lithuania's state-run railway company Lietuvos Geležinkeliai (Lithuanian Railways) and Polish oil company Orlen, the operator of the oil refinery in Mažeikiai, signed an agreement on oil product transportation tariffs.

Meanwhile Poland is seeking Lithuania's backing in its dispute with EU institutions threatening Warsaw with sanctions over its judicial reform.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda has also emphasized the need for increased cooperation with Poland, and went to Warsaw on his first official state visit.

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