Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, participated in an international ministerial conference on 6 July in London to discuss the agenda and implementation of Ukrainian reform. Minister Linkevičius noted that Ukraine needed a strong European prospect, as well as support for the implementation of its reforms and a comprehensive economic investment programme.
On 1 July, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius congratulated Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the country.
On 25 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Slovenia Karl Erjavec on Slovenia’s Statehood Day, and wished well-being and prosperity for the whole country, as well as its people.
On 25 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Marija Pejčinović Burić and all the people of Croatia on the National Day.
On 5 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mikser.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius expressed his condolences on the loss of the American political scientist and diplomat, sociologist, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski.
The Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania has passed a resolution calling to commemorate the 200th death anniversary of Tadeusz Kościuszko (Lith. Tadas Kosciuška), who led the 1794 Uprising of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, was a general and a participant in the fight for independence of the United States.
“We have no other choice but to undertake the responsibility for the future of the EU. So let’s look at the EU’s success stories to draw inspiration and turn crisis into a new opportunity. Clear leadership and a strong relationship with society are necessary,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius at the conference “60 Years after the Treaty of Rome – Recharging Europe” at the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania.
On 15 March in Rome, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius conferred the Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania on Giovanna Pignatelli-Lozoraitis, painter and restorer, widow of the former Lithuanian diplomat, Ambassador to the Holy See Kazys Lozoraitis.
On 10 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with representatives of the U.S. non-governmental organizations, who came to Lithuania to participate in an inter-parliamentary discussion “Europe and the United States: Reaffirming Transatlantic Solidarity”, co-organized by the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania and the Parliamentary Democracy Forum.
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, had a meeting with Fatou Bensouda, Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, during the Munich Security Conference.
On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Ukrainian volunteers, who helped to defend the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania in January 1991 – Evgen Dykyj and Yuri Katrich. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister stressed that Lithuania remembered the solidarity that the people of Ukraine had demonstrated their solidarity 26 years ago, when they stood shoulder to shoulder with Lithuanians, fighting against the armed aggression in Vilnius. The Minister also expressed his strong support for the freedom and independence of Ukraine.
On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the retired U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, former NATO supreme allied commander for Europe, and discussed the implementation of decisions of the NATO Summit in Warsaw on 8-9 July 2016. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister thanked the General for his contribution to strengthening Lithuania’s security.
On 3 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, the Minister of Environment Kęstutis Navickas and the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas discussed further cooperation among state institutions on an unsafely implemented nuclear power plant (NPP) project in Astravets.
On 5 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with the Lithuanian biochemist, Vilnius University Professor Virginijus Šikšnys. Linkevičius congratulated the scientist on his extraordinary academic achievements and thanked him for promoting the country’s name in the world.