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Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister expresses condolences over the Russian plane crash
Added 2015.10.31

On 31 October, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius expressed his condolences over the Russian plane crash in Egypt that claimed lives of many people.


Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister and Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus discuss EU-Belarus relations in Vilnius
Added 2015.10.30

The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas and the Deputy Foreign Minister of Belarus Alena Kupchina held consultations on 30 October in Vilnius. Krivas called on Belarus to…


Linkevičius thanks Italy for helping ensure region’s security
Added 2015.10.29

In a meeting with the Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni on 28 October in Rome, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius drew attention to the successful development of…

 

Meeting in London focuses on European security challenges
Added 2015.10.28

During the visit to London on 27-28 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas met with the British Minister of State for European Affairs David Lidington, the…


Officials sign Council of Europe Convention on Laundering and Financing of Terrorism
Added 2015.10.28

On 28 October, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Council of Europe, Ambassador Laima Jurevičienė and the Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe Gabriella…


Issues of women and security discussed at Embassy of Lithuania in Norway
Added 2015.10.28

The seminar “Women and Security” was held at the Embassy of Lithuania in Oslo on October 27. Dozens of participants representing Norwegian state institutions, non-governmental organizations,…


Lithuania and Angola to strengthen bilateral cooperation
Added 2015.10.27

On 27 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis received the new Ambassador of Angola to Lithuania Isaías Jaime Vilinga. The Foreign Vice-Minister noted that…


Lithuanian Ambassador presents her letters of credence to President of Serbia
Added 2015.10.27

On 26 October in Belgrade, the Ambassador of Lithuania Rasa Kairienė presented letters of credence to the President of Serbia Tomislav Nikolić.  Following the ceremony, the President and the…

‘Migrant crisis can be tackled only through joint effort’: Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister
Added 2015.10.27

At the EU’s Foreign Affairs (Development) Council meeting in Luxembourg on 26 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas stressed that the migrant crisis was a…


Lithuania-Moldova Commission for European Integration discusses further support for Moldova’s reform agenda
Added 2015.10.27

On 27 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova Natalia Gherman, who is paying a working…


Lithuania’s Foreign Minister meets with new Hungarian Ambassador
Added 2015.10.27

On 27 October in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the new Ambassador of Hungary to Lithuania Zoltán Jancsi to discuss the development of bilateral…


UN Directors of the Baltic States and Germany met in Vilnius
Added 2015.10.26

UN Directors of the Baltic States and Germany met in Vilnius on October 26 to exchange views on main issues of the UN and international agenda.  

‘Europe needs Eastern Policy strategy based on democratic values’: Linkevičius in Berlin
Added 2015.10.26

On 25-26 October, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Berlin, where he discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Germany, the Eastern Partnership, and…


On occasion of 70th anniversary of United Nations, Gediminas’ Tower was lit up blue
Added 2015.10.26

To help mark the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, Gediminas’ Tower, one of the best known symbols of the capital city, was lit up blue – the official colour of the United Nations – on…


Lithuania’s Foreign Minister calls for joint efforts to enhance Alliance’s resilience to hybrid threats
Added 2015.10.23

On 23 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited the Vilnius-based NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence (NATO ENSEC COE) and stressed the importance of…


Lithuanian Ambassador meets with President of Singapore, discusses ways to strengthen business relations
Added 2015.10.23

On 22 October, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Japan Egidijus Meilūnas presented his letters of credence to the President of Singapore Tony Tan Keng Yam. After the solemn ceremony,…


Belgium, Lithuania and Luxembourg agreed to work together to ensure security
Added 2015.10.23

On October 23 leadership of the Ministries of Defence and the Armed Forces of Belgium, Lithuania and Luxembourg discussed relevant issues of NATO and the European Union and prospects of bilateral…

German authorities should not enter Soviet Union in documents issued to Lithuanian nationals as place of birth
Added 2015.10.23

Responding to complaints by Lithuanian nationals living in Germany over recurring instances when the Soviet Union is listed as place of birth in documents issued by German officials, the Embassy of…


Lithuania opens Honorary Consulate in Ivano-Frankivsk
Added 2015.10.23

The Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, was opened on 22 October. It is headed by the Honorary Consul Galina Degtiariova.


Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister and Ukraine’s Deputy Foreign Minister discuss development of bilateral relations in Kyiv
Added 2015.10.22

On 21 October in Kyiv, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius met with the first Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Natalia Galibarenko. The officials…


Influential U.S. think tank Atlantic Council will also look into ways of improving security measures in Baltic States
Added 2015.10.21

On 20 October in Vilnius, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas, officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of National Defence met with a group of…

Nordic and Baltic countries discuss cooperation plans in Copenhagen
Added 2015.10.21

On 19-20 October in Copenhagen, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas attended a meeting of State Secretaries of the Foreign Ministries’ of the countries of the Nordic…

20th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Macedonia marked in Skopje
Added 2015.10.16

On 15 October, the 20th anniversary of the establishment of Lithuania and other countries’ diplomatic relations with Macedonia was solemnly celebrated in Skopje, the capital of Macedonia.


Baltic States’ consultations focus on security policy, Eastern Partnership and migration
Added 2015.10.16

Political consultations of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania on 15 October. During the meeting, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of…


Lithuania, Japan agree to deepen cooperation in the fields of bioindustry and life sciences
Added 2015.10.16

On 15 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis, who is visiting Japan, discussed key issues of bilateral and international cooperation with Japan’s…


Head of Lithuanian diplomacy attends premiere of film about Sugihara, stresses relevance of values cherished by the Japanese diplomat
Added 2015.10.15

On 14 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the premiere of the film titled “Persona Non Grata” at Vilnius University and underlined the importance…


Lithuania’s Ambassador presents his letters of credence to Kyrgyz President
Added 2015.10.14

On 14 October, Lithuania’s Ambassador to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan Vytautas Naudužas presented his letters of credence to the President of the Kyrgyz Republic Almazbek Atambayev.

‘Protection of EU’s external borders is not an option, but responsibility’: Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister
Added 2015.10.13

On 13 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis took part in the EU’s General Affairs Council meeting in Luxembourg, which finalised preparations for the…

‘Those responsible for downing of MH17 must be brought to justice’: Linkevičius
Added 2015.10.13

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius welcomed the report into the downing of flight MH17 in July 2014, which was released by an international investigation team led by…


‘Lithuania and Poland enjoy friendly ties – we must exploit the potential’: Linkevičius
Added 2015.10.13

On 13 October in Rokiškis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated Poland’s outgoing President Bronisław Komorowski on becoming an honorary citizen of…


Lithuania’s Foreign Minister signs condolence book at Turkish Embassy
Added 2015.10.13

On 13 October at the Turkish Embassy in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius signed a condolence book for almost 100 victims of Saturday’s terrorist…


Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister participates in Ministerial Conference of International Organisation of La Francophonie
Added 2015.10.12

On 10-11 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas participated in the 31st session of the Conference of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the International…


‘Russia’s actions in Syria escalate conflict’: Linkevičius
Added 2015.10.12

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels on 12 October, which focused on the situation in…

Lithuania allocates humanitarian aid to Ukraine and Yemen
Added 2015.10.12

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 50,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine and EUR 10,000 in humanitarian aid to Yemen.

Lithuania-Armenia political consultations focus on prospects for bilateral and Armenia-EU cooperation
Added 2015.10.11

On 9 October in Yerevan, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas participated in the political consultations with the Deputy Foreign Minister of Armenia Garen Nazarian…

Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry condemns terrorist attack in Ankara
Added 2015.10.10

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns today’s terrorist attack against civilians in Ankara. We are shocked by this incident, which has taken many lives. We…


Lithuanian Ambassador presents her letters of credence to Chairman of Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Added 2015.10.09

On 8 October, the Ambassador of Lithuania Rasa Kairienė presented her letters of credence to the Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Dragan Čović.


In Šeduva, Vice-Minister Bekešius stresses importance of Litvak history to Lithuanian heritage
Added 2015.10.09

On 9 October 2015, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius paid tribute to the victims of the mass murder of Jews in the Liaudiškių forest and attended a ceremony of…

Vice-Minister Bekešius attends events commemorating Chiune Sugihara
Added 2015.10.08

On 7 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius attended events marking the 75th anniversary of ‘Visas for Life’, which were organised by the Embassy of…


Lithuanian and Swedish Foreign Ministers discuss strengthening bilateral partnership and joint initiatives
Added 2015.10.07

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Margot Wallström to discuss bilateral partnership, the situation in Ukraine,…


Prospects for development of bilateral relations between Lithuania and Germany discussed in Vilnius
Added 2015.10.06

On 6 October 2015 in Vilnius, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas met with the delegation of German Bundestag’s Parliamentary Friendship Group for Relations with the…

Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister and Uzbekistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister discuss bilateral cooperation
Added 2015.10.06

On 6 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas met with the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan Dilyor Khakimov, who is currently visiting Vilnius.

Lithuanian Foreign Vice-Minister briefs Swedish parliamentarians on region’s security situation
Added 2015.10.06

On 5 October 2015, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas received representatives of the Baltic Network of Swedish Riksdag (Parliament).


Vice-Minister Bekešius attends ceremony of unveiling of monument to Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach
Added 2015.10.06

On 2 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius attended a ceremony of unveiling of the monument to the leader of India’s independence movement Mahatma Gandhi…


Minister Linkevičius meets with representatives of world and American Jewish organizations in New York
Added 2015.10.02

During the session of the UN General Assembly on 2 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with heads and representatives of major world and American Jewish…


Lithuania and New Zealand sign a working holiday agreement
Added 2015.10.02

On 1 October in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully signed a bilateral working holiday agreement, which…


Minister Linkevičius continues his work in UN General Assembly’s general debate
Added 2015.10.02

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius continued his work in the UN General Assembly’s general debate, met with Foreign Ministers of the United Arab Emirates, Mongolia…

Linkevičius attends a meeting of representatives of Middle East Quartet in New York
Added 2015.10.01

On 30 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a meeting of the representatives of Middle East Quartet, which was held in New York on the margins of the…


Croatia to open its Embassy in Lithuania
Added 2015.10.01

On 1 October, Croatia officially announced its decision to open an Embassy in Vilnius by the end of this year.

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