On 3 June, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) and the Visegrád Group held a video conference to discuss key political issues, including the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and attempts to tackle its negative effects in the European Union.
On 2 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas participated in a video conference of international donors of Yemen, which was organized by the United Nations and Saudi Arabia. N. Germanas announced Lithuania’s decision to allocate EUR 100, 000 in humanitarian aid to Yemen. The funds will be transferred to the UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Fund.
On 2 June 2020, the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland met in Tallinn to discuss COVID-19 related topics, regional cooperation and international affairs.
On 29 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a video conference of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers and discussed the EU-China relationship, the situation in the Asia and Pacific region, and Afghanistan.
On the evening of May 22, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Mass.
On 22 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which was organized at Estonia’s initiative. The meeting mainly focused on cyber stability in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict prevention, and capacity building for states to counter cyber threats. The Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas delivered the opening speech at the meeting.
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 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.
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.
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 29 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius took part in a teleconference of the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and discussed the possibility to relax the quarantine regime in a coordinated manner, as well as to gradually facilitate travel conditions for citizens.