- 2018-12-10 On 10 December, the Minister Linas Linkevičius and the Political Director Asta Skaisgirytė are participating in the EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings in Brussels
- 2018-12-10 On 10 December at 8:00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is participating in the EU Foreign Ministers‘ meeting with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December at 10:00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending a meeting at the Seimas
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December, the Vice-Minister Darius Skusevičius is participating in the 10th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December, the Vice-Minister Albinas Zananvičius is participating in the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) in Brussels
The Brexit withdrawal agreement includes the protection of citizens' rights and the UK-EU security partnership that are of importance for Lithuania
On 19 November, the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) prepared the special meeting of the European Council (Art. 50). In addition, Ministers exchanged views on the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement.
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius noted that Lithuania was satisfied with the results achieved by the negotiators, in particular as regards the protection of citizens' rights, the financial settlement, and a transition period.
"It is important to include in the declaration the ambitious future ties between the EU and the UK, and their close partnership that is of great importance for Lithuania in the fields of external security, foreign affairs, and defense," said A. Zananavičius. He also emphasized that Lithuania would like to see the unique status of the UK as an EU partner in regards to the Common Foreign and Security Policy and the Common Security and Defence Policy. The close cooperation is also significant in countering cyber threats, hybrid threats, and disinformation.
At the end of the transitional period, Lithuania promotes better coordination of social security systems, the mutual recognition of professional qualifications, citizens mobility, and judicial cooperation in civil matters.
Lithuania also hopes to reach a common agreement on road transport, air transport and aviation security, police cooperation, judicial cooperation in criminal and civil matters.