Latvian Prime Minister Valdis Dombrovskis believes that bilateral relations with Lithuania will not change, regardless of the outcome of this month’s upcoming parliamentary elections, writes lrytas.lt
The Latvian Prime Minister also commended the Prime Minister of Lithuania, Andrius Kubilius, for his job performance during the crisis, saying that the decisions taken in Lithuania managed to return the economy to growth without the help of international donors.
“I do not predict any change in the Latvian and Lithuanian relations. I think that Baltic cooperation is close. I think in the future we will be able to work with the Government of Lithuania that Lithuanian voters will elect”, – said V. Dombrovskis.
“In my opinion, the Lithuanian Government has worked hard overcoming the economic crisis, and did so without international donors, although the crisis in Lithuania was almost as severe as in Latvia. Largely due to A. Kubilius, Lithuania successfully overcame the crisis and returned to strong economic growth”, – said the Prime Minister of Latvia.
V. Dombrovskis has led the Latvian government since March 2009.
When asked about the future course of the Visaginas nuclear power plant V project, Dombrovskis said that firstly we should await results of the referendum held in Lithuania.
Parliamentary elections and the referendum on nuclear power plant construction will take place on October 14. Polls show that the most votes should be received by the opposition Social Democratic and Labour Parties.
Translated by Monika Mikučionytė
Edited by Karen Di Prima