Czechs support Lithuania's bid to join the EU

03-03-2001

President Vaclav Havel has also met with the visiting Lithuanian Foreign Minister Antanas Valionis. The main topics of their discussion were the two countries' future accession to the EU, the security situation in Europe and the upcoming NATO summit scheduled for next year in Prague. President Havel said he fully supported Lithuania's bid to become a full-fledged member of a united Europe, adding that he saw EU expansion as a guarantee of European security. Mr. Valionis said that Lithuania's first step on its way back to Europe would be its full membership of the EU.