Minister Landsbergis: Lithuania and the entire Baltic Sea region have become a role-model of resilience to Russian hybrid and other attacks, the growing scale of threats motivates our vigilance
Republic of Lithuania - Ministry of Foreign Affairs
On 2 June, Minister Landsbergis attended the annual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in Wismar, Germany. The main topic of the meeting was strengthening the resilience of the Baltic Sea Region.
"Lithuania and the Baltic Sea region have become a role-model demonstrating resilience to Russian hybrid and other attacks, but the threats are constantly growing, which motivates us to remain vigilant. Not only Lithuania, but the entire region has become the resilience frontline protecting energy and other critical infrastructure in the Baltic Sea region and enhancing security, democracy and the rule of law", said the head of Lithuanian diplomacy during the meeting in Wismar.
The ministers discussed energy independence, the protection of critical infrastructure in the Baltic Sea, as well as the involvement of young people in civic initiatives and the fight against disinformation at the meeting in Wismar.
The Baltic ministers also signed the Wismar Declaration that strongly condemns Russia's aggression against Ukraine and endorses the need to ensure the security of the Baltic Sea.
"Given the effort and resources needed to safely remove the explosives that have been lying on the bottom of the Baltic Sea since World War II, there is a growing collective determination not to disregard Russia's deliberate efforts to mine the Black Sea. This declaration is yet another joint action to show Ukraine and the world that our region understands the disastrous consequences of Russia's imperial ambitions", said the Minister at the signing of the Wismar Declaration.
The Baltic Sea Council, currently chaired by Germany, consists of the foreign ministers of the Baltic and Nordic countries as well as Germany and Poland, and a representative of the European External Action Service.
|Join the GlobalSecurity.org mailing list|