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On 22-23 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius is attending the Meeting of the OECD Council at the Ministerial Level, which focuses on topical issues of global policy and strategic goals of the organization. This year, special attention is given to the potential and challenges of digital transition.

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On 8 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Director of International Jewish Affairs at the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Andrew Baker and the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania Anne Hall. The meeting was also attended by Faina Kukliansky, Chair of the Lithuanian Jewish Community.

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On 4 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius conferred the highest amateur art award in Lithuania – “Aukso paukštė” (“The Golden Bird”) – on the Lithuanian dance group from Chicago “Grandis” ("The Link").

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On 4 May in Chicago, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a solemn ceremony of unveiling of the monument to Adolfas Ramanauskas-Vanagas, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Union of Lithuanian Freedom Fighters, head of state of the country that was resisting its occupation. Auksutė Ramanauskaitė-Skokauskienė, daughter of A. Ramanauskas-Vanagas, and his granddaughter Inga Jancevičienė also took part in the ceremony.

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On 3 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius conferred the award of honor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Lithuania's Diplomacy Star – on Dr. Jonas Daugirdas, member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Lithuanian newspaper “Draugas” (“The Friend”), editor of the “Lithuanian Heritage” magazine.

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On 1 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a solemn commemoration of the 15th anniversary of Lithuania's EU membership at S. Daukantas square. In his welcome speech, he recalled the recent celebration of the anniversary of Lithuania's NATO membership and emphasized that the choice of these two paths was a breakthrough in Lithuania's history, thinking, and destiny.

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On 26 April, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Linas Linkevičius, continued his visit in Kiev, Ukraine, and met with Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pavlo Klimkin. A day before, on 25 April, Linas Linkevičius had a meeting with President Petro Poroshenko, whose term as president is coming to an end.

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On 9 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius received the new Ambassador of Lebanon to Lithuania Reina Charbel and discussed opportunities for closer political and economic cooperation.

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On 8 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg. The Council exchanged views on the Eastern Partnership. Ministers also discussed the future of the Eastern Partnership and reviewed the implementation of the Eastern Partnership's 20 deliverables for 2020.

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On 25 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the new Hungarian Ambassador Gábor Diczházi. The Ambassador presented his letters of credence to the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on 4 March. The meeting focused on security in the region and bilateral cooperation.

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On 11 December, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius participated in the 10th Annual Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi and called for a greater role of the civil society in the Eastern Partnership policy.

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On 8 December, the sixth Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Lithuania in Turkey was officially opened in Alanya.

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On 6 December, on the margins of the 25th Ministerial Council of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Harlem Désir.

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On 6 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the annual Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Council in Milan, Italy.

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On 4 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Meeting of NATO Ministers of Foreign Affairs in Brussels. The Foreign Ministers raised the issue of Russia's aggressive actions against Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait.

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