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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.

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On 11 April in Helsinki, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the establishment of the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats was signed by representatives of the U.S., the UK, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Finland, France, Sweden and Germany.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocates EUR 20,000 in humanitarian aid for Yemen and Syria, EUR 10,000 to Nigeria and EUR 10,000 to help South Sudan.

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On 4 April in Vienna,  the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano and expressed his particular concerns over the serious violations of nuclear safety requirements that had occurred while the Astravets nuclear power plant (NPP) was being constructed.

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On 4 April in Vienna, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the outgoing OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier and thanked him for years of joint work and for the OSCE’s active role in Ukraine, efforts to end Russia’s military aggression in this country and to ensure the implementation of the Minsk agreements.

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On 28 March, the three Baltic Foreign Ministers met with the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Paul Ryan, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Senator Bob Corker and the Committee Ranking Member, Senator Ben Cardin.

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On 28 March in Washington, D.C., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Sven Mikser and Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs, met with the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

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At the Meeting of the Ministers of the Global Coalition on the Defeat of ISIS, the greatest attention was paid to the strategy against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, supporting the stabilization of territory liberated from ISIS, and specific activities of the Global Coalition. In the discussions, the participants identified and discussed the new measures that enable a more effective fight against the Islamic State.

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On 2 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Ambassadors of EU member countries and candidate countries. The meeting focused on the next Foreign Affairs Council to be held on 6 March and the most important issues related to the EU’s regional security and international policy.

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During the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 28 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and expressed Lithuania’s readiness to continue cooperation in the field of human rights.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who is  visiting Geneva on 28 February, held a meeting with the Director-General of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Roberto Azevêdo. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister congratulated Azevêdo on his re-election for the second term and welcomed entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

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During the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 28 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius together with the Ukrainian and Latvian Foreign Ministers Pavlo Klimkin and Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the Chairman of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People Refat Chubarov held a debate to discuss the human rights situation of the Crimean Tatars on the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 27-28 February and spoke in the high-level segment. In his address to the Human Rights Council, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister stressed that in order to improve the difficult human rights situation in the world, all countries should make joint efforts to strengthen the three main pillars of the United Nations system – human rights, peace and security, and development.

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In a meeting with the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (ECE) Christian Friis Bach on 27 February in Geneva, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius raised issues related to the Belarusian nuclear power plant (NPP) and the project’s compliance with the conditions as set out in the Espoo and Aarhus Conventions.

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During the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council on 27 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer. In the meeting, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister voiced Lithuania’s support to the ICRC’s activities in areas of armed conflict, particularly in Ukraine, Syria, and in the regions in Georgia - Abkhazia and South Ossetia.

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