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On 19 November, the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) prepared the special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50). In addition, Ministers exchanged views on the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.

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On 14-15 November, the fourth international conference and industrial exhibition “Innovative Energy Solutions for Military Applications” (IESMA 2018) is taking place at the Lithuanian Exhibition and Congress Centre LITEXPO.

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On 12-13 November, the 13th meeting of the Steering Committee of the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence took place in Vilnius. Participants of the meeting approved the activities in 2018, as well as the 2019 plans and strategic guidelines for the Center‘s activities for the 2019-2024 period.

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On 13 November, the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Asta Skaisgirytė and the Director of the Political Division of Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Barrie Robinson met with officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the Deputy Minister of Temporarily Occupied Territories and Internally Displaced Persons of Ukraine, Lithuanian and Irish experts working in Kiev, and representatives of non-governmental organizations.

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On 9 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius participated in the EU Foreign Affairs Council (Trade).

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The Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs allocated EUR 20, 000 to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) towards humanitarian assistance.

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On 29-30 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Northern Future Forum in Oslo, Norway. Linkevičius with Prime Ministers from the Nordic and Baltic countries, and the United Kingdom discussed relations with Russia, security situation, and possibilities for strengthening cooperation.

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On 26 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the 24th Baltic Council. He reviewed the implementation of priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Baltic Council of Ministers in 2018 and presented plans for further cooperation among the Baltic states.

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On 24 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a ministerial session "Security in Europe - Fault Lines in the East" at the Warsaw Security Forum. Linkevičius called for support to the EU's Eastern Partners, who had decided to join the European path and to respect European values.

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On 16 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission for Energy Union. In the meeting, Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister thanked him for lending support to the project of the synchronization of the Baltic states' electricity network with the European system, welcomed the regional agreement on the beginning of its implementation, and discussed further steps.

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On 15 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Eastern Partnership Foreign Ministers meeting, which brought together 28 EU foreign ministers and their counterparts from the 6 Eastern Partnership countries in Luxembourg.

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On 1 October, the UNESCO executive team, representatives of international and non-governmental organisations, and experts together with diplomats of UNESCO Member States gathered in UNESCO headquarters to discuss the situation in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea (Ukraine) and the city of Sevastopol, illegally occupied by the Russian Federation.

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On 27 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a high-level side event “Engaging youth in mediation – a step towards lasting peace” of the UN General Assembly, which was organized by the Group of Friends of Mediation.

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On 26 September in New York, the U.S.A., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a discussion on the Syrian conflict. The meeting aimed to reaffirm support for a political solution to the Syrian conflict, based on the United Nations Security Council resolutions, provisions of the Geneva Communiqué, and to discuss the humanitarian situation in the country.

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On 25 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the opening of the high-level General Debate of the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly. The head of Lithuania‘s diplomacy said that a transparent and effective United Nations peacekeeping, respect for human rights, peaceful conflict resolution and multilateralism based on international law remained priority issues for Lithuania in the United Nations.

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