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Lithuania and Italia discuss trade and economic partnership

BC, Vilnius, 17.01.2014.Print version
On January 16, Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius on his visit to Italy and Vatican met with Italy's' Minister of Foreign Affairs Emma Bonino. During the meeting, the topical issues of the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN), the bilateral cooperation in the defence and military spheres as well as the trade and economic partnership were discussed, informs LETA/ELTA.

Linas Linkevicius and Emma Bonino. Vatican, 16.01.2014. Photo:

Bonino congratulated Lithuania's foreign affairs minister on the successful Presidency of the EU Council and wished goo work in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

The ministers agreed to organize the consultations of the experts on the UN issues.


Linkevicius thanked the minister for the participation of the Italy's soldiers in the NATO's exercise Steadfast Jazz 2013 and for the assumed commitments related to Air Policing Mission in Lithuania in 2015. Lithuania's minister asked the support on Lithuania's accession to the eurozone during the country's Presidency of the EU Council which was due to begin on July 1 2014.


Moreover, Linkevicius presented his Italian colleague with the experience of the implementation of the Eastern Partnership program and expressed the hope that a lot of attention was to be given to this issue during the Italy's Presidency of the EU Council.

Both ministers expressed satisfaction with the good and intensive bilateral relations and increasing trade turnover and agreed to continue close cooperation at all levels.

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