Prime Minister meets Palestine’s Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh


2023 06 13


On Tuesday, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh to discuss the security situation in the region and in the world, bilateral relations, and opportunities for broader economic cooperation between Lithuania and Palestine.

‘We are delighted with the collaborative projects that extend beyond the promotion of relations in traditional economic sectors and contribute to realizing the full potential of digitization and the IT sector. However, it is important to acknowledge that prosperity, in any form, cannot be achieved without security and peace. Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine has resulted in significant shifts in the global security landscape, and its consequences pose a threat not only to Europe but also to the Middle East and the world’, said the Prime Minister.

Among the items discussed was also the impact of Russia’s war against Ukraine on regional and global security, the economy and food security.

Prime Ministers Šimonytė and Shtayyeh talked about the potential for sharing Lithuania’s expertise in digitization, financial technologies, waste sorting, and the implementation of a deposit system, as well as exploring opportunities for business partnerships and study exchange programmes.

The Middle East peace process was also covered in the meeting, highlighting the significance of the two-state solution as the only way to achieve sustainable peace between Israel and Palestine.