Lithuania’s Minister of Energy Dainius Kreivys met with Poland’s Minister of Climate and Environment Anna Moskwa and Deputy State Assets Minister Maciej Małecki to discuss opportunities for energy cooperation in the context of geopolitical challenges.
“Poland and Lithuania have a common understanding of geopolitical threats: they condemn Russia’s war in Ukraine and are taking great efforts to strengthen their countries’ energy independence,” said Minister Kreivys. “Today, bilateral cooperation is more important than ever for the region’s energy security.”
“We commend Lithuania’s decision to stop importing gas from Russia, and are phasing it out as well, along with Russian coal and oil,” noted the Polish Minister of Climate and Environment. “In this dynamic situation, long-term and sustainable ways of cooperating using the infrastructure of both countries are important.”
Indeed, Lithuania’s president Gitanas Nausėda said that he hoped other countries in Europe will follow his country’s example and stop buying Russian oil and gas.
During the meeting, also possible regional solutions were discussed to ensure the supply of natural gas using the available infrastructure – the Klaipėda LNG terminal and the Gas Interconnection Poland-Lithuania (GIPL), which will start operating this May.