Kucinskis: it is important to form a unified Baltic gas network
Baltic States and Poland should cooperate more closely in efforts to resolve important matters, says Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis.
On Monday, 8 May, Kucinskis met in Tallinn with Estonian Prime Minister Jüri Ratas, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło. During this meeting, prime ministers discussed topics related to cooperation in security fields, as well as topics in transport and energy fields, as BNN was informed by Kucinskis’ press-secretary Andrejs Vaivars. He notes that, when speaking of security affairs, Kucinskis emphasized that Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania and Poland comply with decisions made at last year’s NATO summit in Warsaw. Latvia, according to him, has demonstrated its readiness to continue investments in security.
«It is clear that all four countries have similar goals in security field and we have to maintain our established cooperation. Strategic communication plays a special role in fighting against Russia’s propaganda,» Kucinskis said.
During the meeting, prime ministers also emphasized the importance of energy security and countries’ mutual cooperation in this matter. Kucinskis emphasized it is important to ensure energy synchronization between Baltic States and the rest of Europe in the future. Other participants of the discussion agreed in relation to the need to secure stable supplies of energy resources and disconnect from Russia’s energy resource supply system.
Kucinskis also said that it is also important to secure a unified Baltic gas network, emphasizing the importance of infrastructure projects for the construction of a gas pipeline between Lithuania and Poland (Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania) and Balticconnector project between Estonia and Finland.