On 30 July, the Ambassador of Lithuania Valdemaras Sarapinas presented his letters of credence to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
On 30 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi. This was their first conversation since G. Ashkenazi’s appointment as the Israeli Foreign Minister.
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.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine recognize the multi-centennial historical and cultural links between their nations.
On 27 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Kosovo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla to discuss bilateral relations. The interlocutors agreed to cooperate in the fields of strategic communication, European integration, as well as in the implementation of EU Twinning and TAIEX projects.
On 27 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al Safadi. The Foreign Ministers discussed topical issues of bilateral relations and highlighted their mutual interest in developing cooperation in the fields of information technology (IT), financial technology (FinTech), life sciences, and cyber security.
On 25 July, Vytautas Toleikis, a teacher and public figure, received an award “For Merit to the Friendship between India and Lithuania”. The solemn ceremony was held in Rusnė on 25 July.
On 24 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, co-chaired the 14th meeting of the Lithuania-Ukraine Commission for European Integration via video conference.
Today we celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which laid the foundation for the United States of America’s non-recognition policy, by which it never formally accepted the occupation and annexation of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania by the Soviet Union.
Baltic foreign ministers Urmas Reinsalu, Edgars Rinkēvičs, Linas Linkevičius expressed support for a process shaped and driven by Venezuelans to establish an inclusive transitional government soon that will lead the country into free and fair presidential elections.
On 20 July, a video conference of the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and the Albanian Foreign Minister Gent Cakaj was held in Tallinn.
On 20 July in Tallinn, Estonia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in the traditional annual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Germany, which focused on the European Union, security, Eastern Partnership and other important foreign policy issues.
Painting "Wall" by the well-known Lithuanian artist Ms Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė is among the three winners of the United Nations Office in Geneva art contest “The Future We Want”.
On 17 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with the Armenian Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramo, and discussed the Armenia-Azerbaijan border clashes. The fighting escalated on 12 July. It has caused casualties and injuries on both sides, as well as extensive damage to civilian infrastructure.
Recalling the downing of flight MH17 six years ago, Lithuania expresses solidarity with families of the victims and supports their and the Dutch government’s efforts to seek recognition of Russia’s responsibility for the tragedy before the European Court of Human Rights, as well as the trial of four suspects opened in the Netherlands earlier this year. Those repsonsible for the tragedy must be brought to justice.