Lithua­nian seimas calls for strength­en­ing strate­gic dia­log with Poland

The Baltic Times - - BALTICS NEWS - BNS/TBT Staff

The Lithua­nian Par­lia­ment on Tues­day, June 27, adopted a res­o­lu­tion that calls for con­tin­u­ing and ex­pand­ing the strate­gic dia­log with Poland at a par­lia­men­tary level.

The res­o­lu­tion was passed with 90 votes in fa­vor, none against and three ab­sten­tions.

In the doc­u­ment, the Seimas in­vites the neigh­bor­ing coun­try to con­tinue im­ple­ment­ing the Lit­pol Link and GIPL projects with Lithua­nia in or­der to syn­chro­nize the Baltic elec­tric­ity sys­tem with the con­ti­nen­tal Euro­pean net­work, en­sure greater gas sup­ply se­cu­rity and com­pe­ti­tion in the re­gional gas mar­ket, and move to­ward a fi­nal so­lu­tion to the prob­lem of the Baltic coun­tries as "en­ergy is­lands" within Europe.

The Seimas also calls on Poland to get more in­volved in and to con­tinue work­ing to­gether to en­sure the smooth im­ple­men­ta­tion of the Rail Baltica project and asks the neigh­bor­ing coun­try to sup­port Lithua­nia's in­ter­na­tional ini­tia­tives against Be­larus' un­safe nu­clear power plant project.

The law­mak­ers also urge the two coun­tries to co­op­er­ate at in­ter­na­tional level in seek­ing the eval­u­a­tion of Com­mu­nist and Nazi crimes and to work to­gether with re­gional part­ners in the Euro­pean Union in for­mu­lat­ing an am­bi­tious vi­sion of the East­ern Part­ner­ship pol­icy.

At the same time, the Seimas calls on Rus­sia to fully co­op­er­ate with Poland's au­thor­i­ties in a re-launched in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the 2010 pres­i­den­tial plane crash in Smolensk.

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