Meeting of Foreign Ministers of Baltic states and Poland held in Tallinn
On 2 June in Tallinn, Estonia, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Baltic states and Poland discussed responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and steps taken by the countries to ease their coronavirus lockdown.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister welcomed the close and smooth cooperation among Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia in creating a so-called “travel bubble” or corridor among the Baltic countries. The Foreign Minister voiced hope that our neighbours – Poland and Finland – would join in the near future.
The Foreign Ministers also shared their views on the most relevant issues related to regional security, the Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU plan for the economic recovery, and discussed the Three Seas Initiative. The Baltic and Polish Foreign Ministers noted that they would continue to actively support the EU’s Eastern Partnership policy.
The Foreign Ministers also discussed the Russian Duma’s proposal to declare invalid the decision by the Congress of People's Deputies of the USSR of 24 December 1989, condemning the signing of the 1939 Nonaggression Pact between Germany and the Soviet Union. In addition, the Foreign Ministers agreed to continue monitoring the situation and to coordinate actions of the Baltic states and Poland. If need be, they agreed to respond decisively and categorically to this and to other attempts to rewrite history and to historical revisionism.
The next meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states will take place on 15 June in Vilnius.