RSS 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.
RSS Lithuanian Foreign Minister to visit Moldova
Bilateral Relations » Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » European Union »
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius will pay a working visit to Chisinau on 31 August - 2 September and will take part in the meeting of „Friends of Moldova Group“, and will have bilateral meetings.
At UN Security Council Lithuania condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine’s territory
Multilateral Relations » UN Security Council »
Lithuania condemned the invasion of Ukraine’s territory by the armed forces of the Russian Federation at the emergency meeting of UN Security Council on August 28.
„Lithuania condemns in the strongest terms the invasion of Ukraine’s territory by the armed forces of the Russian Federation as an open and blatant violation of Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity, and a serious blow to peace, security and stability across the entire region and well beyond,“ said Lithuanian Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister and Vice-Minister to attend Informal EU Ministers’ Meetings in Italy
European Union »
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius will attend the Informal EU Foreign Ministers‘ meeting (Gymnich) on 29-30 August, and Vice-Minister Rolandas Kriščiūnas will take part in the EU General Affairs Council on 28-29 August. Both meetings will take place in Milan.
Statement on Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine
Multilateral Relations »
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns the obvious invasion of the territory of Ukraine by the armed forces of the Russian Federation.
Fourth Vice-Minister appointed at the Foreign Ministry
News of the Ministry »
The fourth Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius undertook his duties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania on 27 August.