Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook, March 7-14, 2016

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Key messages:

EU stands united tying cooperation with Russia to implementation of Minsk agreements
Support to Russian civil society & democratic forces – key
Lithuania condemns brutal attacks in Ankara & stands united in combatting terrorism
Cooperation with Turkey is necessary tackling refugee’s crisis

Top lines, statements

Bilateral relations, Regional cooperation:

President Grybauskaitė: Cooperation with Turkey is necessary to tackle the migration crisis (7 March, 2016) Read full news release
We want to see more of Lithuania in Poland and more of Poland in Lithuania, says Lithuania’s head of diplomacy
(10 March, 2016)
Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister meets with members of Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, assures them of support for reforms in Ukraine (9 March, 2016) Read full news release
Lithuanian-German cooperation discussed in Berlin (9 March, 2016) Read full news release
In Vilnius, international community reasserts its commitment to fulfil its obligations to European Humanities University
(10 March, 2016) Read full news release
Vilnius Russia Forum focuses on prospects for Russia’s development (10 March, 2016)

Security and Defence:

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns a terror attack which was carried out in central Ankara, Turkey
(14 March, 2016) Read full news release
Lithuanian and Czech Foreign Ministers discuss security and support for Ukraine (10 March, 2016)
Board of Supervisors of the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation gives the green light for Lithuania join for procuring IFVs(8 March, 2016) Read full news release
Economy:

Nasdaq continues to expand in Lithuania (14 March, 2016) Read full news release
NASA to use new Lithuanian technology to detect injuries (14 March, 2016)