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Norway takes over presidency of Council of Baltic Sea States from Lithuania

Petras Vaida, BC, Vilnius, 30.06.2010.Print version
On July 1, 2010, Norway will take over the presidency over the Council of Baltic Sea States from Lithuania. According to representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the most important event during the period of Lithuanian chairmanship over the CBSS, was the meeting of the heads of the Council of Baltic Sea States that was held on June 1-2 in Vilnius and was one of the largest international events in Lithuania recently.

During the meeting, the Vilnius Declaration "Baltic Sea Region Vision 2020" was adopted that defines ecological, economic and social aspects of development in the region, and establishes political commitment to turn this vision into a reality, informed BC Lithuanian Foreign Ministry.

 

The Baltic Development Forum that took place simultaneously with the meeting of the heads of the Council of Baltic Sea States attracted the region's business elite to Lithuania. At the forum, Lithuanian experience in overcoming the consequences of economic downturn and steps in addressing the current economic problems and using the experience of other countries were presented and discussed.

 

According to the representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during the year of its presidency Lithuania mainly focused on promoting innovations, strengthening cooperation across borders, fostering a clean environment and ensuring of safe living conditions in the region. A number of events dedicated to these topics were held in Lithuania and abroad.

 

 






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