Lithuania's Foreign Vice-Minister receives the new Czech Ambassador, discusses security in the region and cooperation on EU issues
On 15 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius met with the new Ambassador of the Czech Republic Vít Korselt, who presented his letters of credence to the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on the same day.
"Lithuania highly appreciates the Czech Republic's significant contribution to security of our country and the region, and to the German-led NATO enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania. In 2019, the Czech troops plan to contribute to the NATO air policing mission already for the third time. The mission will be conducted from Estonia's Ämari Air Base. It will ensure security in all three Baltic states," said the Vice-Minister A. Zananavičius.
Lithuania‘s Foreign Vice-Minister and the Czech Ambassador agreed that Lithuania and the Czech Republic shared common interests, such as security and issues on the European agenda. It is useful for our two countries to cooperate closely on issues relating to a multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the 2021-2027 period. In the context of the talks on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the EU, it is important for Lithuania and the Czech Republic to cooperate in the field of diaspora and other issues. Lithuania‘s Foreign Vice-Minister also voiced his hope that the relationship between the two countries would continue to develop and grow stronger.
V. Korselt replaced his predecessor – the Ambassador Bohumil Mazánek – who completed his term of office in late summer.