Ukraine and Lithuania
are commending the growth of
bilateral trade, the volume of
which exceeded USD 1 billion and stepping
up the logistics
capabilities of the both countries.
This was announced in the
course of a meeting between Prime Minister of Ukraine
Volodymyr Groysman and Prime Minister
of the Republic
of Lithuania Saulius Skvernelis. The talks took
place in Kyiv as part
of the Head
of the Lithuanian
Government visit to Ukraine.
Volodymyr Groysman praised
the level of cooperation between Kyiv and
Vilnius and stressed meetings, including at the
level of Prime Ministers, have become a good
tradition in relations between the two states.
"I want to
emphasize the importance of our
relations. They are at a high
productive level", the Head of
the Ukrainian government stressed.
"I am happy
to be here
and to show
that Lithuania supports Ukraine on the way
to European integration, solving security problems and reforms", Prime Minister of Lithuania stated.
Volodymyr Groysman commended an active stand of
Lithuania on advancing the idea
of the European
Investment Plan for Ukraine on
various international platforms, drew attention to the
high dynamics of trade and
economic cooperation and significant prospects for increasing
volumes of freight traffic between the Black
Sea and Baltic
Sea ports, including the container
During the talks
the parties touched upon the
situation in Donbas and the
need for a peacekeeping mission in the region.
Prime Minister of Lithuania visited
Avdiivka as a part of the
visit to Ukraine and underlined
the necessity to extend the
sanctions against Russia.
express how it’s hard to
see and react
to what is
happening in Europe in the
21st century - this is important", Saulius Skvernelis noted.
Apart from that,
the interlocutors tackled the situation
around the Russian project Nord Stream -2 and agreed on
the need to counteract the
realization of this dangerous, particularly in terms of political
On the outcomes
of 2017, the volume of bilateral
trade between Ukraine and Lithuania has
increased by 23.4% and amounted to USD 1.054 billion. Since the beginning
of Russia's aggression, the Ukrainian export to Lithuania not
only did not decrease, but
also significantly increased by 44.9% according to the
results of 2017.