Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian Ambassadors to Germany sent a letter to the German news portal ZEIT ONLINE, drawing the attention to the fact that the Baltic states had been forcefully incorporated into the Soviet Union and illegally annexed. Most Western countries, including Germany, have never recognized the illegal annexation of the Baltic states by the Soviet Union.
On 13 December, the Ambassador of Lithuania Andrius Pulokas presented his letters of credence to the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.
Poland’s best historical books issued in 2015 were announced during a solemn event on 9 December at the National Library of Poland in the Krasiński Palace. Among other authors, the Lithuanian diplomat Audrius Žulys was also honored with the prestigious Polish prize – the Kazimierz Moczarski Award for History Research – for his book “Poland in Lithuania’s Foreign Policy, 1938-1939. The Study of Diplomatic History”.
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.
The Embassy of Lithuania to the United States of America and to the United Mexican States drew the attention of an American regional cable and satellite television network, and radio service (MSG), the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and leaders of the Knicks, an American professional basketball team, to the broadcasting of misleading information about the country of origin of Lithuanian basketball players playing in the United States.
On 30 November in Stockholm, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Sweden Algimantas Rimkūnas presented his letters of credence to King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
The memorial plaque to a Lithuania-born Catholic bishop Nicolaus Szostak was unveiled in Kerala this Sunday.
On 17 November in Naypyidaw, the capital city of Myanmar, the Ambassador of Lithuania Ina Marčiulionytė presented her letters of credence to the President of Myanmar U Htin Kyaw. After the official ceremony, the President stressed that Myanmar was aware of Lithuania, as the Baltic Tiger, and believed that there was a lot of potential for cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, development cooperation and other areas.
On 4 November, the Ambassador of Lithuania Skaistė Aniulienė presented her letters of credence to the Co-Prince of Andorra, Monsignor Joan Enric Vives i Sicília. The ceremony was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Andorra Gilbert Saboya Sunyé.
On 2 November, a networking event for companies participating in the trade mission in South Africa was organized at the Embassy of Lithuania. The event was attended by representatives of South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, the Agricultural Business Chamber, the Southern Africa Shippers Transport and Logistics Council, companies such as Fort Engineering, Kuehne + Nagel, Iced Technologies, and others.
On 1 November in Seoul, the capital of South Korea, the Ambassador of Lithuania to China Ina Marčiulionytė presented her letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Korea Park Geun-hye.
On 19 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius officially opened the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Bogotá.
At the 200th session of the Executive Board of UNESCO on 7 October, the representative of Lithuania, Ambassador Arūnas Gelūnas drew attention to challenges to freedom of expression, safety of journalists, cultural diversity and gender equality.
On 26 September at UNESCO’s headquarters in Paris, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas took part in the Lithuanian-Dutch event – the IPDC Talks. UNESCO’s International Programme for the Development of Communication (IPDC) organized a series of talks within the framework of the first International Day for Universal Access to Information on 28 September. The talks, among other things, aim to show that independent media, safety and protection of journalists are key to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs) in their totality.
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Lithuania-China diplomatic relations. On this occasion, the commemorative collector’s envelope created by a Chinese stamp company in collaboration with the Embassy of Lithuania in China is released today. The two countries established their diplomatic relations diplomatic relations on 14 September 25 years ago.