Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications, is introducing the challenges encountered by Lithuania during this difficult geopolitical period in the international top-level forum “Copenhagen Democracy Summit” that is held in the Danish capital.
“The forum gives major attention to the challenges encountered by democracy in the world. Its main focus is relevant to Lithuania, as its business is exceptionally sensitive to geopolitical changes in the neighbouring countries. Lithuania may serve as an excellent example, how to secure economic growth despite the permanent shadow of threat felt from the eastern neighbours”, – told Mr. Rokas Masiulis, Minister of Transport and Communications in Copenhagen.
Mr. R. Masiulis was invited to the forum personally by the former Danish Prime Minister and the Secretary General of NATO, Mr. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who is a patron of “Copenhagen Democracy Summit”.
According to the minister, when the changes of global trade are considered, it is very important for Lithuania to enter the rapidly developing networks of cargo transportation and logistics and to expand the geography of markets of services provided by companies from our country.
The forum of this year is focused mainly on discussion about future of democracy, trade and technologies. The important representatives of politics, business and science are participating and giving presentations, for example, the former USA Vice President Joe Biden, former Prime Minister of Great Britain Tony Blair, former Mexican President Felipe Calderon, or famous American economist Carl Schramm, etc.
The Minister of Transport and Communications is going to make use of panel discussion about the future of global trade in order to present the role of transport and infrastructure for consolidation of the Lithuanian direction of Euro-Atlantic integration. The new initiatives of the European Union – importance of empowerment of the EU military mobility facilities in the Baltic region – are also discussed.