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On 24 March, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zanavičius participated in a video conference of Ministers for European Affairs. Ministers discussed the EU’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as exchanged views on the enlargement and association process, focusing on Albania and the Republic of North Macedonia.

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On 23 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a video conference of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, who exchanged views on the international response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with a particular focus on the repatriation of EU travelers stranded abroad. Foreign Ministers also discussed how to step up international cooperation  in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

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On 17 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. The Council discussed views on Libya and how to enhance EU engagement in the country, as well as the EU’s relations with Africa and India. In addition, Foreign Ministers and the Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama had an exchange of views on prospects for the opening of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

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On 28 January, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zanavičius attended the General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, which discussed the proposed Conference on the Future of Europe.

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On 21 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council (Trade).

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On 19 November in Brussels, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council, which discussed strengthening the rule of law in the EU. Ministers also held an exchange of views with the Director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights Michael O'Flaherty.

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On 12 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius met with the Finnish Minister for European Affairs Tytti Tuppuraine, the Under-Secretary of State for EU Affairs Jari Luoto, and the Permanent State Secretary of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland Matti Anttonen in Helsinki, Finland.

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On 5 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a high-level meeting of the 'Friends of Cohesion' in Prague, the Czech Republic.

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On 16 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council in Brussels. The Council focused on the state of play of negotiations on the next multiannual financial framework (MFF) 2021-2027, started preparations for the European Council meeting of 17-18 October, and held a debate on enhancing respect for the rule of law in the EU.

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On 15 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Ministers discussed migration, the situation in Iraq, Iran, the Central African Republic, and Moldova.

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On 18 June in Luxembourg, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council, which finalised preparations for the European Council meeting of 20-21 June.

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Lithuania follows events in Moldova with concern, as the country is presently facing a difficult crisis, said the Minister L. Linkevičius in the Foreign Affairs Council on 17 June in Luxembourg. The Lithuanian Foreign Minister stressed the important role of political dialogue in the peaceful transition of power.

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On 17 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg.

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On 11 June, Foreign Ministers of thirteen European Union member states issued a joint statement on the EU commitment to the Western Balkans’ European integration. The document emphasizes the importance of the EU's enlargement policy, backs the enlargement process and the launch of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

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We, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the  Republic of Lithuania, Hungary, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic reiterate our continued support for the Western Balkans on their European path. The EU enlargement process has a positive transformative power in the Western Balkans and is an investment in peace and stability in Europe. It is essential to ensure the overall progress of the region. The EU needs to fulfil its unambiguous commitment to the Western Balkans European integration. There is no “plan B”.

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