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On 29-30 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis received the French Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna. The meetings focused on support for Ukraine, preparations for NATO’s upcoming summit in Vilnius, cooperation within the European Union and bilateral cooperation, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and Africa.
Today, on 29 March, when commemorating the anniversary of Lithuania’s accession to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis stressed that this day was important not only for Lithuania but also for the Alliance. Landsbergis recalled the successful enlargement of NATO’s eastern flank 19 years ago when Lithuania joined the organization with Latvia, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia.
On 28 March, after 11 hours of interinstitutional negotiations, the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission reached a provisional political agreement on a regulation on the protection of the Union and its member states from economic coercion by third countries (Anti-Coercion Instrument).
Joint statement by Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland regarding the prevention of Russian and Belarusian athletes from participating in international sports competitions.
On March 24, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis visited Kyiv, where he met with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Gabrielius Landsbergis says that it is vital for the victory of Ukraine to ensure an uninterrupted supply of weapons and, especially, ammunition.
The ministry of Foreign Affairs together with the European Commission organises a seminar “New European Partnerships through Global Gateway and Team Europe”, which will take place on the 4th April, 2023.
On 28 March, the Ambassador of Lithuania to South Korea Ričardas Šlepavičius presented his letters of credence to the President of Mongolia Ukhnaa Khürelsükh, at the State Palace in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia.
On 20 March in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council to discuss Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine, Tunisia and Iran and the Belgrade-Pristina dialogue.
On 14 March in Georgetown, the capital city of Guyana, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, Ambassador of Lithuania Rytis Paulauskas presented his letters of credence to the Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Carla Barnett.
On 20 December 2022, Lithuania’s Seimas (Parliament) amended the Law of the Republic of Lithuania on Good Will Compensation for the Immovable Property of Jewish Religious Communities No. XI-1470.
On 27 February, the 52nd session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council will start its work and will be the longest in the Council’s history, lasting until 4 April. Lithuania will participate in its work as a member of the Human Rights Council.
On 23 February, Lithuania officially opened its Honorary Consulate in Piraeus, which has jurisdiction in the regional unit Piraeus, the periphery of Attica, and a group of islands in the southern Aegean - the Cyclades. The event was attended by the Minister of the Interior of Lithuania Agnė Bilotaitė and the Ambassador of Lithuania to the Hellenic Republic Lina Skerstonaitė.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Landsbergis to attend UN events in support of Ukraine ahead of the anniversary of Russia’s invasion
On February 8, the Ambassador of the Republic of Lithuania to Poland Eduardas Borisovas and the head of the Consulate in Seinai, Genadijus Mackelis, opened the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Olsztyn, in the center of the Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship.
On 19 January, Belize’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Immigration held a solemn ceremony during which Belize received a contribution from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania to the Hurricane Lisa Relief Fund. The fund was established to help the people of Belize recover from the natural disaster - Hurricane Lisa.