Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook

Date 2015.10.26

Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook
19 – 26 October 2015

Key Lithuanian Foreign Policy messages of the week. All materials included are public.
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Key messages:

  • Mutual respect & understanding –the basis of Lithuania – Israel relations
  • Lithuania continues to support Ukraine aiming to restore its territorial integrity
  • U.S. military presence in Lithuania – key for security of the whole region


Top lines, statements


President visits Israel and Palestine:

  • President Grybauskaitė at the meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin discussed most relevant issues relating to regional security and bilateral cooperation (19 October, 2015) Read full news release
  • President Grybauskaitė at the meeting with Israeli PM Netanyahu: “We have to make use of the existing favorable situation where there is mutual interest in cooperation” (20 October, 2015)   Read full news release
  • President Grybauskaitė at the opening of the World Lithuanian Economic Forum in Tel Aviv: “There is no better time than now to take the advantages offered by the Lithuania-Israel relationship and find unique ways to collaborate in business, science, education, IT, and innovations” (20 October, 2015) Read full news release     
  • “Lithuanian Jews and their descendants – known as Litvaks across the world – have played a very special role in the creation of two states, Lithuania and Israel”, – President Grybauskaitė at the opening of the first ever Israeli Litvak Forum
    (20 October, 2015) Read full news release     
  • President Grybauskaitė at the meeting with the President Abbas of Palestine discussed security situation in the Middle East, bilateral cooperation (20 October, 2015) Read full news release   

Bilateral relations, Regional cooperation:

  • Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister and Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister discuss development of bilateral relations in Kyiv
    (21 October, 2015) Read full news release 
  • Lithuania opens Honorary Consulate in Ukraine’s city Ivano-Frankivsk (22 October, 2015) Read full news release
  • Prime Minister’s political agenda in Paris: development of bilateral relations with France and refugee crisis
    (22 October, 2015) Read full news release 
  • The Prime Minister signed declaration for Paris agreement on climate change (23 October, 2015)  Read full news release
  • Nordic and Baltic countries discuss cooperation plans in Copenhagen (22 October, 2015)  Read full news release 
  • Lithuanian Ambassador meets with President of Singapore, discusses ways to strengthen business relations
    (22 October, 2015)   Read full news release 

Security and Defence:

  • Influential U.S. think tank Atlantic Council will also look into ways of improving security measures in Baltic States
    (21 October, 2015) Read full news release     
  • Belgium, Lithuania and Luxembourg agreed to work together to ensure security (23 October, 2015) Read full news release
  • U.S. rotations in Lithuania shift, the incoming rotation is bringing heavy equipment (22 October, 2015) Read full news release

Lithuanian economy:

  • Lithuanian space startup receives funding to launch a market-ready nanosatellite in 2016 (19 October, 2015) 
    Read full news release   

 


Media links


  • “Poland and Lithuania Need Each Other” New Eastern Europe (21 October, 2015) Read full article
  • Lithuania responsibly implements OECD membership action plan The Baltic Course (23 October, 2015) Read full article

 


 

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