On June 1st, the Foreign Ministers and High-Level Representatives of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) will meet online to conclude the Lithuanian Presidency of the organisation, and to discuss and adopt a renewed strategic vision for the Baltic Sea Region cooperation. The renewed strategic vision – the Vilnius II Declaration – will guide the CBSS and other regional organisations in the coming decade in their efforts to build collaboration and trust in the Baltic Sea Region.
The Foreign Ministers and High-Level Representatives will also adopt an action plan, which outlines concrete activities and steps that the Secretariat of the CBSS will implement in all its three long-term priorities to fulfill the vision stated in the Vilnius II Declaration. The CBSS aims to continue focusing on areas where it can add value and build on its strengths developed in the past decades, especially in the domains of youth collaboration, anti-trafficking, child rights, civil security and sustainability. The CBSS is also committed to collaborating with other relevant actors and stakeholders in the Baltic Sea Region to enhance the strategic objectives of the Region and further build on its regional identity.
The meeting, which will take place online, is organised by the Lithuanian Presidency of the CBSS and will be chaired by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Mr. Gabrielius Landsbergis. In the meeting, Lithuania will hand over the torch to Norway and Foreign Minister Ms. Ine Eriksen Søreide, who will assume the Presidency of the CBSS on July 1st2021.
What: Ministerial meeting of the Council of the Baltic Sea States
Who: Foreign Ministers and High-Level Representatives from Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden and the European Union
When: 1 June 2021, 10:00 – 12:00 CEST
Social media: follow the meeting on Twitter #CBSSVilnius2021