Integration of the energy market and a more dynamic cooperation of the Baltic countries in foreign and security policies would provide an additional impetus to the development of the Nordic-Baltic region, President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė underlined at the meeting with members of the Nordic Council of Ministers.
The President received members of the Nordic Council of Ministers - ministers from Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Greenland, the Faroe Islands, and the Aland Islands, who are visiting Lithuania today. This is the first meeting of the Nordic Council of Ministers to take place in Lithuania, not in a Nordic country.
"Lithuania's cooperation with the Nordic countries is among top priorities of the foreign policy that I pursue. The Baltic and Nordic countries are united by common interests, and close cooperation would widen the region's potential and strengthen our role in Europe and globally," President Dalia Grybauskaitė said.
The President noted that the Nordic countries were among the first countries to open their info-centres and diplomatic offices in our country after the restoration of Independence and were unfailing supporters of the statehood of Lithuania.
According to the President, the implementation of the Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Vilnius-based European Humanities University supported by the Nordic Council of Ministers, and common regional energy and transport projects are excellent examples of the successful Nordic-Baltic cooperation.