President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė and President of Poland Bronislaw Komorowski, who arrived in Lithuania to participate in February 16 commemoration events, discussed economic and cultural cooperation.
According to the President of Lithuania, as the European Union increasingly strongly supports the elimination of isolation of energy islands, both Lithuania and Poland should make the advantage of this positive trend.
The Presidents of Lithuania and Poland agreed to develop cooperation between their respective governments in preparing concrete proposals to the European Commission concerning further financing of the construction of gas and electricity links between Lithuania and Poland. The two Presidents underlined the importance of appropriating concrete financial allocations for such projects in the next EU financial perspective that starts in 2013.
The Lithuanian and Polish Presidents expressed delight at bilateral economic relations that were getting stronger and at the growth of investment by Polish companies in Lithuania and by Lithuanian companies in Poland.
The Presidents also recalled important dates common to both states: the 100th birth anniversary of Česlovas Milošas (Czesław Miłosz), a writer and prominent public figure, and the 100th death anniversary of painter and composer Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, both of which will be commemorated this year. The Lithuanian and Polish leaders agreed to co-patron the events dedicated to Česlovas Milošas's birth anniversary.
President Bronislaw Komorowski invited the Lithuanian President to attend the Meeting of Presidents of the Central European States scheduled in the end of May in Poland.
Press Service of the President of Lithuania