On 19 February, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius participated in the General Affairs Council in Brussels. Ministers exchanged views on the multiannual financial framework for 2021-2027, an annotated draft agenda of the European Council meeting on 21 and 22 March, and steps to ensure a sustainable Europe by 2030.
Lithuania strongly supports Ukraine’s sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. We condemn the ongoing military aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine that flagrantly violates international law, the Charter of the United Nations, the provisions of the Helsinki Final Act, and bilateral agreements between Ukraine and Russia. We will continue to support Ukraine and coherently implement the policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation and occupation of Crimea five years ago.
On 19 February Ambassador Sigutė Jakštonytė participated at the first European Union (EU) – Southern African Development Community (SADC) Economic Partnership Agreement Joint Council meeting that took place in Cape Town.
On 18 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius discussed the course of the negotiations and Lithuania’s key interests in the meeting with the EU chief negotiator on Brexit, Michel Barnier in Brussels.
On 18 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, which mainly focused on Ukraine.
On 16 February in Munich, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a discussion dedicated to the strengthening of security in the Baltic states.
On 14 February, the Lithuania-Uruguayan political consultations were held in Montevideo, Uruguay. The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius and Uruguay's Deputy Foreign Minister Ariel Bergamino devoted considerable attention to situations in South America and Europe, discussed ways to encourage both countries' businesses to more intensively use and establish contacts, as well as to tap into the bilateral trade potential.
On 15 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Liechtenstein Aurelia Frick signed a treaty for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of tax evasion in Munich.
On 15 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who was attending the Munich Security Conference, met with the Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno.
On 13-14 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East in Warsaw. The event was held jointly by the United States and Poland.
On 12 February, the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania was opened in Paraguay. The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius attended the official opening ceremony.
On 13 February, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Austria Donatas Kušlys presented his letters of credence to the President of Slovakia Andrej Kiska.
On 13 February, the Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his letters of credence to the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo.