On 1 – 2 June the Summit of the Heads of Governments of the Baltic Sea States was held in Lithuania, where participation of the Prime- Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel was expected among other leaders. However, neither Putin, nor Merkel arrived in Lithuania.
As reported by the IA REGNUM correspondent, Vice Prime Minister of Russia Viktor Zubkov noted in his speech on the 2nd of June at the Forum of the Heads of Governments of the Baltic Sea States, that Russia agrees with the mechanism of the structure for relations between the states of the Baltic Sea region, adding that the improvement of relations should be based on the existing schemes and formats of various summits and forums.
Zubkov has also stressed that Russia is ready to take the most active part in all existing regional formats developing relations in all directions: from economic to environmental. “We consider that within the context of the Baltic Sea Strategy the dialogue should be continued on all relevant contiguity points”, - said Zubkov.
Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from «IA REGNUM» of 02 06 2010
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