On January 15, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Neris Germanas took part in the Middle East peace conference organised by French initiative with the purpose of bringing the attention of the international community to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and highlighting the importance of the two-state solution.
An informal Snow Meeting brought together Lithuanian and foreign security policy experts for the tenth time in Paunguriai, the district of Trakai, to discuss the main challenges facing the transatlantic community today and responses to them.
On the eve of the Day of the Defenders of Freedom, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius thanked societies of foreign countries for their support of Lithuania and protesting against the Soviet aggression on January 13, 1991.
An informal Snow Meeting will bring together Lithuanian and foreign security policy experts for the tenth time to discuss the main challenges facing the transatlantic community today and responses to them.
On 9 December, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania hosted a discussion dedicated to the international Human Rights Day. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius noted the relevance of freedom of speech and freedom of the media in the face of today’s threats.
On the margins of the International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions, which was organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Lithuania in cooperation with Jordan organized a discussion on “Combating Illicit Trafficking in Nuclear and Other Radioactive Material” on 8 December in Vienna.
On 8 December in the Swiss capital Bern, the Professor at Mykolas Romeris University Justinas Žilinskas won a second term on the International Humanitarian Fact-Finding Commission for a period of five years (2017-2022). He has collected 48 out of 68 possible votes.
On 8 December, the Minister Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the Council of Europe’s Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks, who pays his first official visit to Lithuania. During the meeting, the head of Lithuania’s Foreign Minister noted that Lithuania fully implemented its commitments to human rights and supported the institution and activities of the Commissioner for Human Rights.
On 5-9 December, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is holding an International Conference on Nuclear Security: Commitments and Actions in Vienna. The event continues the Nuclear Security Summit process, in which Lithuania actively participated and supported its objectives. The first conference also adopted the Ministerial Declaration.
On 25 October, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry’s building was lit in orange on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, along with the Vilnius Town Hall, the European Parliament, the European External Action Service in Brussels, and the famous buildings in the world capitals.
On 22 November in Warsaw, the Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kačinskas participated in the consultation of Political Directors at Baltic-Visegrad Foreign Ministries.
Additional allied forces in the Baltic Sea region and society, which is resistance trained and able to ward off hybrid threats, are key to a secure future,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
On 2 November in Jerusalem, the Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kačinskas took part in the Baltic-Israeli Political Directors’ consultation on the occasion of the upcoming 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations. During the meeting, the Political Directors adopted a joint declaration, in which the parties expressed their aim to further strengthen their mutual ties based on shared values and interests.
In the Nordic-Baltic (NB8) Prime Ministers’ meeting in Copenhagen on 2 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, on behalf of Lithuania, called for continued support for the EU’s eastern neighbours.
On 28 October 2016, the Minister Linas Linkevičius attended the annual conference in Riga, where he joined the discussions on the EU Eastern Partnership initiative. Mr. Linkevičius emphasised that the EU had as a matter of urgency to fulfil its own obligations towards the Eastern Partners and to provide a visa waiver to Georgia and Ukraine, and to complete the ratification procedure for the EU-Ukraine Associations Agreement.