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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns Russia’s illegal decision to annex the Ukrainian regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia, parts of which are under temporary Russian occupation, announced today, on 30 September 2022 by the President of Russia.
On 20 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Bucharest Nine (B9) meeting of Foreign Ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States of America.
Today, on 19 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with members of the academic community of Yale University: President Peter Salovey, Professor Timothy Snyder, and students of political science.
From 19 to 23 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending the seventy-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly. During his visit to New York as part of the delegation led by the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, Landsbergis will attend the general debate under the theme, “A watershed moment: transformative solutions to interlocking challenges”, and other high-level events of the 77th session of the General Assembly.
On 16 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Zbigniew Rau, who is visiting Vilnius, and discussed regional security, support for Ukraine, as well as sanctions against Russia and Belarus.
On September 26, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Neilas Tankevičius, presented his Letters of Credence to Director-General Fernando Arias.
On 19 September, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Lithuania Ramūnas Davidonis presented letters of credence to H. H. Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
On 15 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is visiting Riga, where together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, will participate in the 2022 Balts' Award ceremony.
On the 31rd of August the Government of the Republic of Lithuania has approved the nomination of Chief Commissioner, Deputy Police Commissioner General of Lithuanian Police, Arūnas Paulauskas for the position of Vice President for Europe at the Executive Committee of the International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) for the term 2022-2025.
On 19 August, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas had a telephone conversation with Rick Waters, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Douglas D. Jones, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs.
On 3 August, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania approved the nomination of Prof. Rimvydas Laužikas for the Expert position in the Evaluation Body of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage for the term 2023-2026. The candidate's election campaign will be run by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.
In order to support the efforts of the international community to mitigate the negative effects of the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine and help victims, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 200 000 for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian assistance activities in Ukraine.