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Lithuanian pavilion visited by the delegation of EU energy leaders

2017-07-24

The Lithuanian pavilion is among the top ten of the most popular pavilions in the International Exhibition EXPO 2017, which is currently being held in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan. The pavilion attracts increasing attention not only of the Exhibition visitors but also of the politicians, diplomats and entrepreneurs from other countries. The Lithuanian pavilion was visited by the delegation of the European Union Energy Days which have been commenced in Astana today.

Before the start of two-day discussions, the international delegation of energy leaders headed by Gerassimos Thomas, Deputy Director-General for Energy of the EU Directorate General for Energy, visited the pavilions of Kazakhstan, Germany, France, Spain, Finland and several other countries, including Lithuania, during the Future Energy Forum held at the EXPO Congress Centre. The Pavilion prepared by the Ministry of Environment at the Exhibition held in Astana is among the most successful ones in presenting their country and its achievements in the field of energy.

Pavilion Commissioner Romas Jankauskas presented the evolution of the energy sector in Lithuania and its successful steps towards securing the country’s energy independence, i.e. the NordBalt and LitPoll Link connections and the LNG terminal as well as the use of renewable energy sources and the installation of cogeneration power plants. Lithuanian Ambassador Vytautas Naudužas, who participated in the meeting, mentioned Lithuania’s great concerns related to the construction of the Astraviec Nuclear Power Plant and the necessity to further ensure adequate funding for the commissioning of the Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant.

Klaus Trömel, Secretary General of the European Investment Bank, who arrived together with the delegation, took pleasure in the fact that the EIB has also contributed to the implementation of the projects that are significant for Lithuania.

The European Union Energy Days is already the fifth conference of the Future Energy Forum at the Astana EXPO 2017 which is held to discuss various aspects of future energy – from the application of clean energy methods in the construction of buildings, urban planning and integrated geothermal energy solutions to European innovation in power transmission and distribution systems, thermonuclear energy research carried out in various European states, the EUROfusion Programme, in which the Lithuanian Energy Institute is one of the members, and one of the most ambitious future energy projects ITER.

Public Relations Division
24 July 2017

Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas
Minister of Environment of Lithuania Kęstutis Navickas