Statement by Lithuania on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden at the UNGA debate on the “Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia”
RSS Statement by Lithuania at the UN General Assembly debate on the “Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia”
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Statement of Lithuania at the UN Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict
Statements » Security Council » Rule of law »
National statement delivered by Deputy Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the UN Ridas Petkus at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict.
Lithuania will look into the possibilities to increase its contribution to the United Nations Operation MINUSMA in Mali
“Lithuania will retain its contribution to the United Nations-led Operation MINUSMA and will consider the possibilities to increase the number of deployed military personnel in 2020-2021,” Minister of National said at the United Nations Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference on March 29. The event focused on specialised measures for the countries to strengthen their capabilities deployed to operations, to step up operational efficiency, and to improve protection of civilians in the nearest while.
- Statement by the Minister of National Defence of Lithuania R. Karoblis at the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial Added2019.03.29 Statements » Peacekeeping »
Statement of Lithuania at the UN Security Council Open Debate on combating the financing of terrorism
Statements » Security Council »
National statement delivered by Ambassador Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the UN, at the United Nations Security Council Open Debate on “Threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts: combating the financing of terrorism".
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė took part at the UN High-Level meeting on Women in Power
Human rights » General Assembly » Other issues »
On 12 March the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė took part in a high level meeting on Women in Power at the invitation of María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations General Assembly. The event aims to attract attention to major obstacles for women’s participation in politics and business, promote women’s leadership and share experiences on women’s empowerment.
The event hosted by President of the UN General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés was attended by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović of Croatia, President Kersti Kaljulaid of Estonia, the presidents of Nepal, Trinidad and Tobago, the prime minister of Iceland, the vice president of Columbia, the vice president of Panama, EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, ministers, and other high ranking officials.
Lithuania allocates humanitarian aid to Yemen
Humanitarian issues » Other issues »
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 20, 000 for humanitarian aid in Yemen. The funds will be transferred to the United Nations Yemen Humanitarian Fund.
These actions contribute to the implementation of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP) of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The UN appealed for $4 billion to cover humanitarian needs in Yemen in 2019.
RSS EU involvement and support play important role in helping Moldova to keep on its European path, says L. Linkevičius in Brussels
Multilateral Relations » European Union »
On 15 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Ministers discussed migration, the situation in Iraq, Iran, the Central African Republic, and Moldova.
Foreign Ministry summons representative of Russian Embassy, expresses protest
Speeches, Statements »
On 11 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a representative of the Russian Embassy and expressed a protest over the decision by the Russian Federation’s Western Military District to fire gun salutes to mark the anniversary of occupation of Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, this Saturday, and Kaunas on 1 August.
Foreign Minister bids farewell to outgoing Latvian Ambassador
Bilateral Relations »
On 9 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Latvian Ambassador to Lithuania Einars Semanis.
Faina Kukliansky receives Lithuania’s Diplomacy Star
News of the Ministry »
On 5 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius conferred the Foreign Ministry’s award of honor – Lithuania’s Diplomacy Star – on Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Jewish (Litvak) Community of Lithuania.
Foreign Minister thanks Japanese guests for their exceptional attention to Lithuania
Bilateral Relations » Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs »
On 5 July in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Governor of Gifu Prefecture in Japan Hajime Furuta. The Japanese official will receive the state award from the hands of the President of Lithuania during a solemn ceremony on 6 July.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister congratulates United States of America on Independence Day
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Speeches, Statements »
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and all the people of the country on America's Independence Day.
L. Linkevičius meets with Canadian Foreign Minister
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Multilateral Relations »
On 2 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland. The Foreign Ministers discussed the strengthening of bilateral ties between Lithuania and Canada, and growing economic cooperation between the countries.
Foreign Minister L. Linkevičius visits Canada, meets with President of Ukraine
Bilateral Relations » Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion »
On 2 July in Canada, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy. The meeting took place on the margins of the third Ukraine Reform Conference in Toronto.
Ambassador A. Kumža awarded Lithuania's Diplomacy Star
Cultural events » News of the Ministry »
On 28 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius conferred Lithuania's Diplomacy Star on the President of the Lithuanian Ambassadors' Club Algirdas Kumža.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister bids farewell to outgoing U.S. Ambassador
Bilateral Relations » Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs »
On 28 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of the United States of America to Lithuania Anne Hall.