On 19 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with Foreign Ministers of the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Germany and Russia, participated in a video conference of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).
On 20 May, the Government of Lithuania decided to allocate EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid for the purchase of protective equipment manufactured in Lithuania for medical personnel and staff of other services that are helping to save lives in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
On May 21, Lithuania’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Albinas Zananavičius will participate in a webinar on the geopolitics of nuclear energy, hosted by the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS. We would like to extend our invitation to the webinar to everyone who is interested in the nuclear energy industry, Russia’s and China’s nuclear energy exports, the European Union neighbourhood and geopolitics more broadly.
We have gathered today in Vilnius to demonstrate our solidarity and commitment to the creation of a Europe whole and free in an alliance including the countries of Europe, the United States and Canada as the foundation for stability and security in the 21st century.
On 15 May in Riga, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with heads of diplomacy of the other two Baltic states, participated in a video conference of EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs.
76 years ago, on 18 May 1944, the Soviet regime criminally deported the Crimean Tatar people from the territory of their historic residence - Crimea - to distant areas of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.
The coronavirus COVID-19 has revealed vulnerabilities of our societies in Lithuania and in many other countries. It has also highlighted the challenges that had existed before, but became more acute during the pandemic. Vulnerable, discriminated and often marginalized individuals appear to be most at risk from the novel coronavirus.
On 15 May in Riga, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding on lifting travel restrictions between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for land, rail, air, and maritime transport.
On 14 May, Lithuania is sending essential medical supplies for combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Armenia, Moldova, and Georgia. The medical devices were manufactured in Lithuania. The country also sent a humanitarian cargo to Ukraine on 13 May.
On 13 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Augusto Santos Silva, and discussed quarantine measures implemented in the two countries.
On 13 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO). The interlocutors discussed topical issues of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Taiwan’s participation in the WHO and a possible invitation to a session of the World Health Assembly on 18 May.
On 12 May, the first Ambassador of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Bahrain Edminas Bagdonas presented his letters of credence to Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani.
On 8 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the U.N. Security Council meeting on the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, which was organized by Estonia. The meeting focused on the Security Council’s responsibility to prevent future atrocities.
Co-authored by Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
This year, as we commemorate 75 years since the end of hostilities in Europe, we primarily honour those who fought against, and ultimately defeated, Nazism. We also remember the tens of millions of innocent victims who lost their lives during the war, including those six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazis and their collaborators.