“It is regrettable that Belarus seeks to legitimise the project of the Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) through the means of public relations rather than strengthening the nuclear safety. It goes without saying that the stress tests report must comply with the methodology of the European Union. However, this is just a form matching. We need to talk about the content, the assessment provided for in the report, as well as the recommendations, which will have to be implemented,” said the Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius commenting the information distributed by the Interfax news agency that the stress tests of the Ostrovets NPP meet the European safety requirements.
During their stay in Washington, D.C., Juozas Jakavonis-Tigras and his daughter Angelė Jakavonytė visited the organisation of Voice of America.
On June 17, the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iceland Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson (Gudlaugur Thór Thórdarson) and all Icelandic people on their National Day.
On 15 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Stef Blok, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. The meeting discussed the bilateral relationship between Lithuania and the Netherlands, cooperation in the fields of security and defence, and the EU agenda.
On 13 June, Juozas Jakavonis-Tigras, the participant of Lithuanian freedom fights, former Lithuanian partisan signalman and adjutant to Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas visited the Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C.
On 12 June at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the Lithuanian representative, Professor Jonas Ruškus was re-elected to serve a second term on the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). Having won the second largest number of electoral votes, Lithuania's candidate was elected in the first round.
On 11 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of Kazakhstan Baurzhan Mukhamejanov and thanked the Ambassador for promoting bilateral relations between Lithuania and Kazakhstan during his term of office.
On 8 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Vice President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Masoumeh Ebtekar on the margins of the Global Summit of Women Leaders in Vilnius.
On 7 June 2018 in New York Audra Plepytė, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations, and Samuelu Laloniu, Permanent Representative of Tuvalu to the United Nations, signed a Joint Communique on the establishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Tuvalu.
On 7 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Vice President and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Panama Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado.
On 7 June, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius participated in the plenary session of the Summit of Women Political Leaders held in the Seimas which aimed to discuss political leadership in the face of global threats.
On 7 June, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius welcomed the participants of the informal meeting of the Club of Venice uniting top-level public relations officials and communications experts of the European Union Member States and institutions, which started in Vilnius.
On 7 June, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius accepted a girls' basketball team from Colombia visiting Lithuania. The basketball players have been staying in Lithuania for two weeks, since they participate in the sports diplomacy initiative carried out by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, to which Lithuania also contributes.
On 6 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of Canada Alain Hausser, who resides in Riga. Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister thanked the Ambassador for the role of Canada in strengthening security of the Baltic states and for his personal contribution to the development of bilateral ties.
On 5 June, Professor Dainius Pūras, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health was elected as Chairperson of the Coordination Committee of Special Procedures of the United Nations Human Rights Council. He will coordinate the work of about 80 independent UN experts who implement the organization's mandates in the field of human rights.