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On 10 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will attend the Foreign Affairs Council to discuss transatlantic relations, the Western Balkans, relations with Russia, as well as the situation in Belarus, Afghanistan, the Sahel and Lebanon.
On 7 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in the NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence Riga's online event “Riga StratCom Dialogue 2021" and delivered a keynote speech during a discussion on deterrence strategy in the face of contemporary threats.
On 6 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides and discussed possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, the situation in the European Union’s neighbourhood, important regional security issues, EU-Turkey relations, and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On 4 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis visited the unique historical museum of Lithuanian Jewish shtetlakh that is under construction in Šeduva.
On 30 April in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis completed his official visit to the South Caucasus. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister was received by the President Ilham Aliyev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov, and the Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov, who co-chaired the Lithuania-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation together with Landsbergis. The officials of both countries discussed prospects of strengthening bilateral relations, preparations for the next Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for the autumn, the region's security situation and other issues of international policy.
29 April 2021 (Transcript of the speech, exactly as it was delivered)
Dear representatives of the media, dear friends, – thank you for coming.
I’ve had very intensive few days in Tbilisi and I would like to thank the Georgian leadership, the oppositinion, NGOs for a very open and frank discussions during our meetings.
On 30 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Indonesia to Lithuania Dewi Savitri Wahab to discuss the bilateral relationship and possibilities to strengthen it.
On 29 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas took part in an informal video conference of Foreign Affairs Ministers (Development). The meeting focused on the Future European Financial Architecture for Development, actions and measures to be taken for the improvement of the institutional framework.
On 20 April, at a meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council in New York, Lithuania was elected as a member of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) for the quadrennial period 2022–2025. In a group of Eastern European countries, four countries – Lithuania, Slovenia, Croatia and Russia – were candidates for the 3 vacant seats. Slovenia and Russia were also elected to the CND.
On 20 April, at the 65th session of the Executive Council of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the OPCW, Ambassador Vidmantas Purlys was elected Vice-Chair of the Executive Council of the OPCW to serve in that office for a period of one year.
On 15 April, the the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas visited Bucharest, where he took part in bilateral consultations with the State Secretary of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dănuţ Neculăesc and the State Secretary for Global Affairs and Diplomatic Strategies Cornel Feruţă.
On 15 April, the Lithuanian and Turkish Ministries of Foreign Affairs held online political consultations to discuss bilateral and international issues, cooperation within NATO and the European Union. The Lithuanian delegation was led by the Foreign Vice-Minister Arnoldas Pranckevičius, while the Turkish delegation was headed by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey Faruk Kaymakcı.
On 13 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas met with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Lithuania Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi and discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, the region's security situation, as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation.