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On 7 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius bade farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Finland to Lithuania Christer Gustaf Michelsson.

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On 6 July, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Croatia Jūratė Raguckienė presented copies of her letters of credence to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Andrej Zernovski.

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On 3 July, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Professor Dainius Pūras presented his last annual report to the UN Human Rights Council.

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On 4 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on the country‘s Independence Day.

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On 3 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with India’s External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, and discussed challenges posed by the global pandemic, as well as other relevant issues of global policy and regional security.

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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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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne on Canada Day.

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On July 1 Lithuania commences the next presidency for the Baltic Sea States Council taking it over from Denmark. During its presidency, Lithuania will focus on sustainable development, particularly in the areas of green economy, ecological and maritime tourism, civil protection, fight against human trafficking for labour exploitation, as well as prevention of violence against children. 

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On 29 June, Lithuania, together with Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Cyprus and Malta, issued a joint letter signed by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs/European Affairs and Transport. The letter addressed to Members of the European Parliament calls on the recipients to assess the implications of the so-called Mobility Package 1 proposal for the single market and environmental protection.

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On 30 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the fourth Brussels Conference on “Supporting the future of Syria and the region”, which was co-chaired by the European Union and the United Nations. The event was held in a virtual format. L. Linkevičius voiced his consistent support for Syria, activities of the UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen, as well as stressed the need to support young people in the country and to ensure accountability for crimes committed in Syria.

Multilateral Relations » Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion »
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On 30 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius bade farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Estonia to Lithuania Jana Vanaveski.

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The Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis hosted a working lunch with the Ambassadors of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) and the Governor of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) Tadashi Maeda.

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On 26 June, Lithuania’s Honorary Consulate in Heraklion, Crete, officially opened with a virtual ceremony. Yiannis Giakoumakis, who has the authorization to act as the Honorary Consul on the island of Crete, will head the Honorary Consulate.

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On 25 June, the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimonda Murmokaitė took part in the virtual high-level Sudan Partnership Conference that was organized by Germany, the European Union, and the United Nations. During the event, R. Murmokaitė announced Lithuania’s decision to allocate EUR 25, 000 in humanitarian aid to Sudan. The funds will be transferred to the United Nations World Food Programme.

Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion »
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On 25 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the outgoing Ambassador of Bulgaria Emil Yalnazov via a video conference.

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