Lithuania takes helm of the Baltic Assembly

On November 24 the 42nd Session of the Baltic Assembly was held in Tallinn, Estonia. The Resolution adopted at the Session emphasises that it is necessary to further strengthen the defence cooperation of the Baltic States, as well as cooperation in the fields of crisis management, civil defence, media and information space, energy, transport infrastructure and protection of biodiversity.

President of the Baltic Assembly and Head of the Estonian Delegation Timo Suslov, who chaired the Session, thanked the neighbours for excellent cooperation. “Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have together become a force to be reckoned with, having a real impact on world politics – and this cooperation will continue. We will also continue to work to make the Baltic States secure, connected and innovative, and we will hand over the BA Presidency to Lithuania with dignity,” he said.

At the end of the BA Session, the Resolution was adopted, the Final Document was signed, and also the BA budget and working plan for the next year were adopted. Estonia passed the presidency of the Baltic Assembly and the Baltic Council of Ministers on to Lithuania. The new President of the BA Andrius Kupčinskas addressed the Assembly and gave an overview of Lithuania’s priorities during its presidency under the motto ‘Growing strong and resilient together’.

The Baltic Assembly is a consultative cooperation organisation of the parliaments of the three Baltic States, which discusses issues of mutual interest. Its presidency rotates on an annual basis.

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