Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis’ planned Monday meeting with his Norwegian counterpart Erna Solberg has been canceled due to the Lithuanians premier’s health issues, the government’s press service announced on Monday.
The prime minister’s spokesman Skirmantas Malinauskas added later that the prime minister took unplanned sick leave on Monday. “The prime minister has the possibility to take sick leave if it’s necessary for medical procedures or if he feels unwell to be at work. During the whole treatment time he has taken five days off and the majority of them were related to the ongoing procedures. The prime minister took the sixth day on Monday and it was not pre-planned,” Malinauskas told BNS Lithuania. The Lithuanian and Norwegian prime ministers had been scheduled to meet today and also hold a joint press conference. In Vilnius, the Norwegian prime minister will attend a meeting of the leaders of the Nordic and Baltic center-right parties that belong to the European People’s Party. Solberg is the chair of Norway’s Conservative Party.