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From June 12 to 16, the Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis is visiting Singapore, where he takes part in ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation, https://www.asef.org/) Board of Governors meeting and other bilateral meetings. In his speech, the Ambassador underlined the importance of increasing visibility of the Foundation, particularly among the youth, and thanked ASEF for presentation of ASEF programs to Lithuanian artists, who are looking for support to their projects in Asian countries. During the meeting, attention was also paid to the reform of the Foundation and current issues.

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On 13 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkēvičs and representatives of the two Foreign Ministries, participated in informal consultations in Mazmežotne, Latvia.

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On 11 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamoud Al Busaidi.

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On 11 June, Foreign Ministers of thirteen European Union member states issued a joint statement on the EU commitment to the Western Balkans’ European integration. The document emphasizes the importance of the EU's enlargement policy, backs the enlargement process and the launch of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia.

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We, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, the  Republic of Lithuania, Hungary, the Republic of Bulgaria, the Italian Republic, the Republic of Malta, the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Croatia, the Republic of Slovenia, the Republic of Poland and the Slovak Republic reiterate our continued support for the Western Balkans on their European path. The EU enlargement process has a positive transformative power in the Western Balkans and is an investment in peace and stability in Europe. It is essential to ensure the overall progress of the region. The EU needs to fulfil its unambiguous commitment to the Western Balkans European integration. There is no “plan B”.

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On 10 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius discussed Moldova's political crisis with Maia Sandu. The leader of the Action and Solidarity Party was appointed as the Prime Minister of a new Government endorsed by the Parliament of Moldova on 8 June.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania does not recognize the so-called “parliamentary elections” that took place on 9 June in Georgia's Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia. The “elections” are illegal and have no credible results. In addition, the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania denounces the ongoing attempts to consolidate annexation of the region.

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On 7 June in Zagreb, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who was paying an official visit to Croatia, met with the President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović.

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On 6 June the Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania presented the exhibition - "One of Seven. Lithuania. Lite. Lita" at the South African Jewish Museum in Cape Town.

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On 6 June, during his official visit to Croatia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with the Deputy Speaker of the Croatian Parliament Željko Reiner and the State Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Croatia Andreja Metelko-Zgombić, officially opened the Embassy of Lithuania in Zagreb.

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On 6 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius pays an official visit to Zagreb, Croatia. L. Linkevičius met with the Croatian Prime Minister Andrey Plenkovich and noted that Lithuania highly appreciated Croatia's contribution to our country's defense. In addition, Lithuania is grateful for the Croatian Government's determination to once again send troops and join NATO's enhanced forward presence battalion in Lithuania in 2020.

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 On 5-6 June, the Political Directors' Meeting of the initiative of the Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe (e-PINE) took place in Reykjavík.

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On 4-5 June, an international conference "Security Challenges in the Digital Era: the Role of Science Advice" was held at the Palace of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. The event, which was open to the broader public, focused on the role of science in building resilience to various threats we face in today's world.

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On 3 June, in Jūrmala, Latvia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a high-level meeting marking the end of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Together with his counterparts from the Baltic and Nordic countries, Germany, Russia, and the European External Action Service, L. Linkevičius discussed prospects for the Baltic Sea regional cooperation.

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On 31 May, the two-day long Vilnius Russia Forum ended. The event brought together over 100 participants from Russia and the West. It was also attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.

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