Prime Minister meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu


2023 06 12


As part of her working visit to Israel, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė met with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday.

The Heads of Government of Lithuania and Israel discussed the security situation in Europe and the Middle East, the importance of the international community’s support for Ukraine’s defence against Russian aggression for the regional and global security, the bilateral relations between Lithuania and Israel, and cooperation prospects.

‘Both Lithuania and Israel are well aware of the challenges of living in an insecure neighbourhood and value peace as a basis for building prosperity. Russia’s war against Ukraine is a threat not only to our region or Europe, but also to the world, as authoritarian regimes on all continents are watching closely to see where we draw the red lines in the defence of the rule-based world order and its security’, said Prime Minister Šimonytė.

Sustainable peace can only be attained if Ukraine emerges victorious, the Prime Minister underlined.

The Prime Ministers also discussed the security situation in the Middle East, the cooperation between Russia and Iran, which threatens the security of the region and the world.

Ingrida Šimonytė and Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the opportunities for the development of cooperation between Lithuania and Israel in cybersecurity technologies and high added value sectors, where, as the Prime Minister noted, Israel’s achievements are extraordinary.

Lithuania and Israel can only thrive in a competitive global economy by investing in human capital and fostering innovative, high value-added sectors, the Prime Minister said.