Lithuanian - German co-operation in the area of interior was discussed


2015 01 19

Lithuanian - German co-operation in the area of interior was discussed
Lithuanian - German co-operation in the area of interior was discussed

Today the Minister of the Interior Saulius Skvernelis met the Councellor of the Ministry of the Interior of German federal Republic and the Head of Identification systems, Passports and Idendification Documents Service Achim Hildebrand.


 During the meeting at the Ministry of the Interior (MoI) in which the representatives of Personalisation of Identity Documents Centre under MoI, International Co-operation Department of MoI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs took part, the current co-operation between the countries and its perspectives were discussed. 

Minister S. Skvernelis was pleased that contacts between Lithuanian and German law enforcement institutions established after the restoration of the Lithuanian independence were and are successfully developed and thanked A. Hildebrand for his valuable input while working for the sake of Lithuania. 

„Thank you most sincerely for the work while strengthening contacts between law enforcement institutions of our countries, for the support when Lithuania was seeking the visa-free regime with the states of the European Union, developing the concept of identity documents  production and personalization, for the assistance in solving the Kaliningrad transition issue as well and other abundant aid”, – Minister S. Skvernelis said and handed A. Hildebrand the acknowledgement of the long-time collaboration.

A. Hildebrant underlined that Lithuania and Germany are equal partners while settling the issues of the area of internal affairs and stressed the existing relations as mutually beneficial. I relation to the perspectives of co-operation, he noted the importance of continuity of the implementation of the works that have been already started.

During the meeting, it was agreed to continue and strengthen co-operation and to take more active part in the process of settling mutually topical issues of cyber security and coordinating positions in this area and seeking joint aims at the European Union level.