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On 13 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Ararat Mirzoyan, President of the National Assembly of Armenia, who was visiting Lithuania. The politicians continued their discussion that began in Yerevan a few weeks ago on the reform process in Armenia, its cooperation with the European Union, and the security situation in the South Caucasus.
On 12 May, during his official visit to Italy, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See in Vatican. During the conversation, the interlocutors welcomed intensive and fruitful relations between Lithuania and the Holy See.
On 11-12 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is paying an official visit to Italy, where he met with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio to discuss bilateral relations, security situation in the region, relations with Russia and China, the situation in Belarus, Ukraine and the South Caucasus, the Eastern Partnership initiative, the EU enlargement, and the fight against the pandemic.
According to a press release published by the Migration Department on 5 May, 2021, quota, established for the calendar year for foreigners, who come to the Republic of Lithuania to work as drivers of international freight transport vehicles, is nearly exhausted. Therefore, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania urges all employers, who consider inviting employees from the third countries, to contact the Employment Service without due delay for the obtainment of the necessary work permit.
On 10 May in Brussels, Belgium, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council meeting, which focused on transatlantic relations, further strained EU-Russia relations, the situation in the Western Balkans, Belarus, and other foreign policy issues.
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.