The presidents of the Baltic states will arrive in Lithuania next week to discuss illegal migration

“The Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will meet in a tripartite format. The leaders of the three Baltic states will discuss regional security and defense, illegal migration at the EU’s eastern border with Belarus, transatlantic cooperation and the fight against climate change, “the report released on Friday said.

The leaders of the Baltic states will discuss the issues of illegal migration and the situation on the EU border with Belarus remotely with A. Duda.

It is also planned to adopt the Baltic Declaration on Climate Neutrality, which provides for joint action and co-operation between the Baltic States in various fields in order to move towards a climate-neutral economy and to implement the commitments made at the Glasgow Summit COP26.

Tensions over illegal migration to EU countries bordering Belarus for several months have escalated again this week, with several thousand migrants gathering on the border with Poland and some trying to break through the border.

Fearing a similar scenario, Lithuania this week imposed a state of emergency on the border with Belarus and in migrant camps.

The flow of migrants from Belarus to Lithuania began to grow sharply in the summer. This year, more than 4.2 thousand people entered Lithuania illegally. migrants.

An even larger number of them were not allowed to enter the country after the border guards started using reversal tactics in August.

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