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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, extended his heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the killed and affected and wished quick recovery to the injured after a tragic high-speed train crash in Turkey.

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On 12 December, marking the 27th anniversary of the establishment of Lithuanian-Ukrainian diplomatic relations Minister Linas Linkevičius opened in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the exhibition of paintings and posters by Ukrainian children dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the statehood of Lithuania. Two new publications featuring the history of Lithuania and Ukraine were presented during the opening of the exhibition.

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On 7 December, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Austria Donatas Kušlys presented his letters of credence to the Federal President of the Republic of Austria Alexander Van der Bellen in Vienna.

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On 8 December, the sixth Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Turkey was officially opened in Alanya.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius sent a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, expressing his condolences over the loss of the former President of the United States George Herbert Walker Bush.

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On 27 November, the Consulate of Lithuania was officially opened on the premises of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and Other International Organizations in Geneva.

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On 28 November, the Lithuania-Greece political consultations were held in Vilnius. The political consultations were led by the Political Directors of the Foreign Ministries of the two countries - Asta Skaisgirytė and Theodoros Georgakelos.

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On November 26-27, 2018, the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania together with the Lithuanian Honorary Consulate in Iran and in partnership with the Turkish Airlines held in Tehran the Lithuania in Focus event to address tourism, culture and student exchanges opportunities for both countries. The Lithuania in Focus event was organized on the occasion of the 100 year anniversary of Lithuania‘s restored independence and to mark the 25th anniversary of Lithuania – Iran diplomatic relations.

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On 27 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas and Ciarán Cannon, Minister of State at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, discussed issues related to diaspora policy and shared best practices.

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On 27 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of Turkey to Lithuania Aydan Yamancan. In the meeting, Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister thanked the Turkish Ambassador for her efforts to promote bilateral relations and beautiful initiatives aimed at acquainting the Lithuanian general public with the Turkish culture.

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On 27 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of Hungary to Lithuania Zoltán Jancsi. Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister thanked the Hungarian Ambassador for the role of Hungary in strengthening security in Lithuania and the Baltic states and for his personal contribution to the development of bilateral relations, especially for the promotion of economic ties.

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On 25 November, Lithuania opened its fourth Honorary Consulate headed by Hanne Kristiina Orrenmaa, the Honorary Consul of Lithuania, in the city of Seinäjoki, Finland. The Consular District covers the territory of South Ostrobothnia.

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On 22 November, political consultations between Lithuania and Romania were held in Bucharest. The consultations were led by the Political Directors of the Foreign Ministries of both countries - Asta Skaisgirytė and Stefan Tinca.

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On 22 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the new Ambassador of Canada to Lithuania Kevin Rex. He presented his letters of credence to the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė the day before.

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On 21 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Chingiz Aidarbekov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kyrgyzstan, who is visiting Lithuania. The meeting focused on prospects for the development of bilateral cooperation, Kyrgyzstan's relations with the European Union, and regional cooperation in Central Asia.

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