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Today, President of the Riigikogu (Parliament of Estonia) Jüri Ratas will meet with Speaker of the Saeima (Parliament) of Latvia Ināra Mūrniece, Speaker of the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen and President of the European Parliament David Maria Sassoli in Vilnius. They will examine the situation on the Lithuania-Belarus border.

The programme of the visit also includes the bilateral meeting of the President of the Riigikogu and President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda.

Main topics of the meetings will focus around the situation on the Lithuania-Belarus and the Latvia-Belarus borders. The situation with the pandemic, the future of Europe and the developments in Afghanistan will also be spoken about. 

In the afternoon, the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Baltic States and the President of the European Parliament will lay flowers at the memorial to the victims of the massacre at Medininkai border post, where OMON troops from Riga killed seven Lithuanian customs officers in July 1991.

After that, they will examine the situation in the Padvarionys border post on the Lithuania-Belarus border and visit the Border Guard School. At 3 p.m., the Speakers of the Parliaments will give a joint press conference at the Lithuanian Border Guard School in Medininkai.

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