RSS Invitation to the opening of the exhibition of the Baltic young artists in Riga
Cultural diplomacy »
LAA Gallery ARKA (Vilnius) and Gallery DFab (Riga) have the pleasure of inviting you to the opening of the exhibition of Latvian, Estonian and Lithuanian young artists “WHITE PAPER. THREE VERSIONS“, dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of the Baltic Way on Tuesday, 11 November, 2014, at 6.30 pm at the Gallery DFab / Slokas str. 52, Riga. The poster of the exhibition you can find here.
Lithuanian and Polish ambassadors took part in the commemoration of Salaspilis battle
Cultural diplomacy »
On 16 August H.E. Ričardas Degutis, Ambassador of Lithuania to Latvia and H.E. Jerzy Marek Nowakowski, Ambassador of Poland to Latvia, SNMCMG1 Commander, the representatives of SNMCMG1 staff, Commanders of the LNS command and supply JOTVINGIS and Poland’s warship FLAMING Lieutenant Commander Laimonas Banys, Lieutenant Commander Jaroslaw Tuszkowski respectively as well as the members of their ship crews paid a visit to Salaspilis and commemorated the Battle of Salaspilis. The flowers wreaths were laid at the memorial stone for the Battle of Salaspilis.
LNS JOTVINGIS is conducting a port visit to Latvia with Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE
NATO and international security »
On August 15-17 Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group ONE (SNMCMG1) currently under a six-month command of Commander Giedrius Permeneckas of the Lithuanian Navy conducted a port visit to Riga, Latvia.
Lithuania elected to Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention), Belarusian NPP confirmed to fail comply with requirements of Espoo Convention
Foreign Policy and diplomacy »
On 2-5 June in Geneva, Parties to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment in a Transboundary Context (Espoo Convention) positively evaluated experience and work of Lithuanian institutions in strengthening the Convention – Lithuania was elected to the Implementation Committee (Espoo Convention), which monitors the implementation of the Convention. Moreover, the appointment of Lithuania’s representative as the Chairman of the Working Group of the Convention and a member of the Espoo Convention Bureau was confirmed.
The President Dalia Grybauskaitė: „Experience of world Lithuanian business leaders and innovators is very important“
Economics and business »
Less than a month left until 6th World Lithuanian economic forum. The final program aspects are being laid down also all names of the speakers are revealed. Already on 7th of July at conference centre of „Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva“ in Vilnius world Lithuanians will be discussing most important themes for Lithuania. Traditionally event is under the patronage of the President Dalia Grybauskaitė.
Lithuania and Latvia discussed possibilities of economic cooperation in the Baltic Sea
Economics and business »
On May 27 in Vilnius the first meeting of intergovernmental working groups of the Republic of Lithuania and the Republic of Latvia met to discuss economic cooperation in the Baltic Sea, including drafting of Economic Cooperation Agreement in the Baltic Sea exclusive economic zone and continental shelf as foreseen in the Article 4 of Lithuania – Latvia Sea Border Agreement.
The Lithuanian paintings exhibition is opened in Riga
Lithuanians in Latvia » Cultural diplomacy »
On 20 May the Lithuanian Paintings Exhibition „The Baltic. The Sea. Lithuania“, dedicated to the commemoration of the 25-th Anniversary of the Baltic Way was opened in Riga in the gallery of the Latvian Artists' Union (Ryga, 11. Novembra Krastmala 35).
RSS Lithuania and all other EU Member States did not support Russia's resolution at UN which attempts to manipulate history
Multilateral Relations » UN Security Council »
The Resolution on Combating Glorification of Nazism and Other Contemporary Forms of Racism put forward by the Russian Federation was adopted by voting on 21 November 2014 at the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly, 115 states voting for, 3 against, and 55 abstaining. Lithuania as well as other EU Member States have abstained in the vote and made a very strong Explanation of Vote.
Foreign Vice-Minister honoured those who died for the freedom of Ukraine
Bilateral Relations » News of the Ministry »
On 21 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius, together with the representatives of the Ukrainian community in Lithuania and the Lithuanian and Ukrainian diplomats, lit a candle of remembrance at the event dedicated to commemorating the victims of Maidan, the soldiers that were killed in eastern Ukraine and the victims of Holodomor of 1932-1933.
Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister called on international community to fight terrorism more effectively
UN Security Council »
At high-level United Nations Security Council debate, Lithuania’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrius Krivas called on the international community to implement counter-terrorism measures more effectively. The United Nations Security Council held an open debate on international cooperation in combating terrorism and violent extremism on 19 November.
L.Linkevičius and Turkish Ambassador discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation
Bilateral Relations »
Perspectives of strengthening Lithuanian-Turkish cooperation were discussed during the meeting between Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius and Ambassador of Turkey to Lithuania Aydan Yamancan on 19 November.
Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister calls for immediate completion of European internal energy market
European Union »
Lithuania’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Rolandas Kriščiūnas 18 November took part in the EU’s General Affairs Council meeting, which continued a debate on a strategic agenda for the European Union and discussed one of its pillars -the creation of an Energy Union.
Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry condemns a terrorist attack on synagogue in Jerusalem, offers condolences to relatives of victims
Multilateral Relations » Speeches, Statements »
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns a terrorist attack of 18 November in a synagogue in Jerusalem’s neighbourhood of Har Nof. Ministry offers its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, their relatives and all the people of Israel.
Minister L.Linkevičius: EU supports internal reforms in Ukraine, maintains pressure on Russia
European Union »
On 17 November in Brussels, the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting addressed the situation in Ukraine. The Ministers discussed the tense security situation in eastern Ukraine, raised the question of extending the EU sanctions on Russia and called for the immediate implementation of internal reforms in Ukraine.
Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry strongly condemns murder of U.S. humanitarian aid worker
Multilateral Relations »
Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the murder of the United States humanitarian aid worker Abdul-Rahman Kassig and offers its deepest sympathies to his family, relatives and all the people of the United States of America.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs provided humanitarian assistance to the residents of eastern Ukraine
Bilateral Relations » Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion »
On 14 November, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania allocated 175 thousand litas in humanitarian assistance to the residents of eastern Ukraine who have been affected by Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. The funds will be transferred to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), which provides emergency humanitarian assistance to the forcibly displaced people and the people who have lost their place of residence in Ukraine.
Minister Linkevičius to attend EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels
European Union »
On 17 November in Brussels, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius will attend the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council meeting, which will address the situation in Ukraine.