Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite skeptical welcomed the offer of Alexander Lukashenko on joint construction of a new nuclear power plant in Belarus.
"The position of the President of Lithuania lies in the fact that a large nuclear power plant has no future" — said the agency BNS Press Secretary to the President of Lithuania Linas Balsys.
He also noted that the construction of nuclear power plants at a meeting of the two Presidents in Minsk, "said a side Alexander Lukashenko. "
"Lithuanian President of the opinion that in this region, due to the increasing demand for electricity could operate several smaller power plants, but there is no need for an integrated regional nuclear power," — said Linas Balsys.
On Wednesday, at a joint press conference in Minsk after the meeting Alexander Lukashenko and President Grybauskaite President of Belarus stated that the proposed Lithuania together to do the construction of nuclear power plants, and promised to meet the needs of Lithuania's electricity transit through Belarus in its imports from Ukraine.
Lithuania does not intend to discuss the proposal by Belarus on joint construction of a nuclear power plant in Astravets, this October 21 Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius. He was commenting on a proposal by Alexander Lukashenko made by President Dalia Grybauskaite.
"As far as I understood, it was suggested that Lithuania has participated in the construction of nuclear power plant in Belarus. However, such proposals have come and to still, I realized yesterday the offer was repeated. We have repeatedly said the Belarusian side, they are not ready to discuss such proposals, "- said in an interview Kubilius Ziniu radijas.