Lithuanian leadership assured that Lithuania would continue to be a reliable partner of Ukraine in upholding its territorial integrity and sovereignty, as well as realizing the urgent tasks of the reform process, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry`s press service told UNIAN following the meetings of Ukraine`s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin with Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius, as well as the leadership and MPs of the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania and members of newly created Pro Ukraine deputy group.
During the meetings, the officials expressed their intention to fill their strategic partnership with new content. They agreed upon further measures to improve political dialogue and close cooperation between the MPs of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and Seimas of Lithuania within regional and international formats.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius noted the unchanged position of the Lithuanian side in support of Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity, strict condemnation of the ongoing Russia`s military aggression in Donbas and the non-recognition of the annexation of Crimea. He expressed hope that the decision to grant Ukrainians a visa-free regime for short-term trips to the Schengen countries would be finally accepted in the near future.
In turn, Klimkin expressed gratitude to the Lithuanian government for support of Ukraine`s sovereignty and territorial integrity. He noted especially the considerable practical assistance provided to Ukraine by Lithuania, namely the medical rehabilitation of wounded Ukrainian servicemen and the organization of health improvement and education of schoolchildren and students from eastern Ukraine.
As UNIAN reported, Ukraine`s foreign minister is paying a working visit to the Republic of Lithuania today, April 25.