Lithuanian PM stresses importance of economic relations with Belarus
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Lithuania is ready to continue its political dialogue with the neighbouring Belarus, whose president Alexander Lukashenko has been re-elected for his fifth consecutive term of office, says Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius. He also stressed the importance of bilateral economic relations.
If Moscow forced Minsk to export its oil products via Russian railways and ports, that would be economically unviable and dangerous for Belarus, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Thursday.
Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis says that Vilnius and Warsaw are gradually moving to a new stage of better relations and hopes that Lithuanian politicians will solve the highly contentious issue of the spelling of Polish names in Lithuanian personal documents.
The leaked recordings of conversations between Poland's former foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski and then CEO of oil company Orlen, Jacek Krawiec, about investments in Mažeikiai oil refinery in Lithuania do not reflect the position of the current Polish government, Warsaw said on Wednesday.