On 3 October in Vilnius, Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas met with Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean who is paying a visit to Vilnius, and affirmed Lithuania’s commitment to further support the EU and development of the Southern Neighbourhood Partnership.
According to N.Germanas, Lithuania supports activities of the Union for the Mediterranean, close cooperation between the EU and Mediterranean countries, and is willing to continue to contribute to its development.
F.Sijilmassi attends a Meeting of the Senior Officers of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), which takes place in Vilnius on 3-4 October.
The Union for the Mediterranean along with the Eastern Partnership, a priority item on the Lithuanian Presidency’s agenda, is an integral part of the European Neighbourhood Policy aimed at promoting growth and stability in Europe’s Southern Neighbourhood. 28 Member States of the European Union and 15 countries of the Euro-Mediterranean area, including the Western Balkans, North Africa and Middle East, are participating in this initiative.