Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis: “Romania and Lithuania must stick together”
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis spoke at a plenary session titled: “From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Enhancing Security and Connectivity” in Bucharest, Romania.
“This is where Romania and Lithuania, together with the wider Bucharest 8 group, are bound to be together. First and foremost, in helping Ukraine achieve victory and move significantly towards becoming our common Ally in NATO. But also on many other fronts, like making NATO’s eastern flank more secure, championing European integration, and ensuring that Ukraine and Moldova start their EU accession negotiations before the year is out,” Lithuania’s Foreign Minister said.
When speaking about Ukraine, the head of Lithuania’s diplomacy stressed that “we should not feel entitled to judge the speed of Ukraine’s progress without enough self-reflection on whether we have done enough. The fear of escalation has prevented us from giving Ukraine types and quantities of weapons that would allow us to win the war”.
On 29-30 August, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is holding bilateral political consultations with the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luminița-Teodora Odobescu, on the most pressing items on the international agenda.
A video of speeches by the Lithuanian and Romanian heads of diplomacy is available here.
Remarks of the Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis