LITHUANIA, January 20 – On January 19, Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė had a telephone conversation with Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson to discuss strengthening bilateral relations, the security situation in the region, managing the pandemic and challenges from rising energy prices and disruptions in global supply chains.
Sweden is Lithuania’s strategic trading partner and largest investor. The Prime Minister of Lithuania expressed its determination to further develop and deepen economic cooperation between the two countries.
During the conversation, assessments of the economic situation, the management of the covid-19 pandemic and the stimulation of economic recovery were exchanged.
The prime ministers also discussed challenges posed by soaring energy prices and global supply chain disruptions.
The Lithuanian Prime Minister emphasized Russia’s destabilizing actions in mobilizing troops on the border with Ukraine, deploying military forces in Belarus, and pursuing military escalation. According to the head of government, unanimity in all countries in the region and strong deterrence are more important than ever. As emphasized by Šimonytė, Sweden is one of NATO’s closest partners and its contribution is particularly important in strengthening security in the region.
The Prime Minister thanked Sweden for its support in responding to the Lukashenko regime’s hybrid attack, which had instrumentalized illegal migration flows.
Šimonytė invited the Prime Minister of Sweden to pay a visit to Lithuania.