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Prime Minister thanks Czech Republic for its solidarity in fighting irregular migration

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2021 09 07

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Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Jakub Kulhánek to discuss the bilateral economic co-operation and ways to strengthen it, also tourism, regional security, the co-operation between the countries in the fight against irregular migration, and the importance of EU solidarity in response to Russia’s malicious actions.

Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė has thanked the Czech Republic for its support in combating Belarusian regime-sponsored hybrid attack, which involves illegal migration flows across the Belorussia-Lithuania border.

The parties have also discussed the EU’s migration and asylum policy and the need to strengthen the protection of the EU’s external borders.

The Head of the Lithuanian Government has thanked the Czech Foreign Minister for his country’s solidarity in sending troops to the NATO’s Forward Presence Battalion in Lithuania, and for the contribution to the protection of the Baltic airspace.

This year, Lithuania and the Czech Republic are celebrating the centenary of the establishment of diplomatic relations and the thirtieth anniversary of the restoration of these relations.