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Baltic Assembly discussing migrant crisis

On September 9 and 10, delegations to the Baltic Assembly are in Lithuania to participate in the meetings on the migrant crisis on the borders of Latvia and Lithuania, among other issues.

The BA Presidium will meet the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, the current Chairman of the Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM), to discuss cooperation between the BCM and the BA, and the implementation of the recommendations made to the Governments. In addition, a statement regarding Belarus will be discussed.

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Head of the Estonian Delegation to the BA Aadu Must said that, against the background of international discord, tensions had increased significantly in the Baltic region, and the pressure on Lithuania and Latvia was of particular concern.

“The Baltic countries must not submit to the migration pressure caused by Belarus, and in order to manage the crisis on the border, it is necessary to act together and to find workable solutions together,” Must said.

In addition, Lithuania as the current Presidency of the BA will report on its activities in the Presidium and committees, and Latvia will present its priorities and plans as the next year’s Presidency.

The Baltic Assembly is a consultative cooperation organisation of the parliaments of the three Baltic States, which discusses issues of mutual interest. A 12-member delegation of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) represents Estonia in the Assembly.

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