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On 14 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis participated in the European Humanities University’s (EHU) opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2020-2021. The Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya also attended the event.

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On 5 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania held intensive consultations with other Foreign Ministries of the European Union on the demand by the Minsk regime that Lithuania and Poland reduce their diplomatic staff in Belarus.

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On 1st October 2020, Lithuania took the floor at the 45th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in interactive dialogue with the Dėputy High Commissioner for Human Rights on the human rights situation in Ukraine.

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On 24 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok. The meeting focused on bilateral relations, the situation in Belarus and Ukraine,  the relationship with Russia, the security situation in the region, and topical items on the EU’s agenda.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that it did not issue a press release claiming that the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius called on the EU to create European peacekeeping forces and to deploy them in Belarus. It is highly likely that there is an ongoing cyber-information attack, which is currently under investigation by Lithuanian authorities.

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On 15 September, the diplomat Jovita Neliupšienė took office as the new Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She replaced Laimonas Talat-Kelpšas after his appointment as the Ambassador of Lithuania to the Czech Republic.
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On 29 August in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Finnish Minister for Foreign Affairs Pekka Haavisto and discussed important security issues in the Baltic Sea region, the development of the bilateral relationship between Lithuania and Finland, the situation in Belarus, as well as other relevant issues on the international agenda.

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On 24 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned the Ambassador of Belarus to Lithuania Valery Baranovsky and handed him a protest note regarding a violation of the state border of Lithuania.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas sent a joint letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, the Minister of Energy of Belarus Victor Karankevich, and the Minister of Emergency Situations of Belarus Vladimir Vashchenko, urging them not to start operating the nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus without eliminating the shortcomings of the facility.

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On 3 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania handed over a verbal note to the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius in response to information that had appeared in the public domain regarding serious environmental violations on the D-6 offshore platform on the continental shelf of the Baltic Sea.

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On June 18 a representative of the Embassy of the Russian Federation was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania to express profound concern about the recent legislative initiative of State Duma deputy A. Zhuravlev to revoke USSR Supreme Council Resolution of 24 December 1989 condemning of the Molotov-Ribbentrop pact and its secret protocols, which divided Eastern Europe into German and Soviet spheres of influences and paved the way to invading Poland in 1939 and led to the Soviet occupation of the Baltic states in 1940.

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On 9 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with his Georgian counterpart David Zalkaliani. The Foreign Ministers discussed preparations for video conferences of the European Union and of the Eastern Partnership Foreign Affairs Ministers, as well as of members of the European Council in June, the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, and other issues.

 

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On 3 June, the Government approved the proposal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resume scheduled flights to Paris, Copenhagen, Billund, Nice, and Turku.

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On 12 May, the first Ambassador of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Bahrain Edminas Bagdonas presented his letters of credence to Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani.

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On 3 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in the second video conference of the European Union's Foreign Affairs Ministers to discuss international aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a particular focus on consular coordination and repatriation, strengthening international cooperation and assistance.

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