Lithuania on Wednesday took over from Denmark the one-year presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS), Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry said.
During its presidency, Lithuania will focus on sustainable development, especially in the areas of green economy; ecological and maritime tourism; civil protection, the fight against human trafficking for labor exploitation; and the prevention of violence against children.
“The CBSS was established with the aim of fostering integration of the Baltic Sea region,” said Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius.
“The regional cooperation among the Baltic Sea states is widely acknowledged as exemplary within the European Union,” he added.
The CBSS was established in 1992. It has 11 member states and 11 observer states, with the European Union (EU) having a special status.
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