RSS Linkevičius: “Lithuania and Romania are bound by a strong partnership and a common vision for the future”
Foreign policy and diplomacy »
On 26 March in Bucharest, Romania, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Teodor Meleşcanu and discussed opportunities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, important items on the EU, NATO agenda, as well as situations in Eastern Europe and the Western Balkans.
International Business Event "Business. Golf. Jazz" in Klaipėda
Economics and business »
Klaipėda Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Crafts offers you to participate in the international business event "Business. Golf. Jazz", which combines a business seminar „EU2020: Regional and Business Investments“, international B2B contact fair, international golf ranking tournament and a jazz festival. The event will take place on May 24-26 in Klaipėda, Lithuania.
Seminar "The Restoration of the State of Lithuania: History, Significance, Echoes" at the Bucharest University
Education and science » Cultural diplomacy »
On February 16, at 11.00, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in Romania together with the Romanian Association of Baltic and Nordic Studies invites you to the seminar "The Restoration of the State of Lithuania: History, Significance, Echoes".
International Exhibition for Agriculture and Food Industry "AgroBalt 2018" in Vilnius - Call For Participants
Economics and business »
On 24–26 May 2018, Lithuania will host the 22nd edition of the International Exhibition for Agriculture and Food Industry "AgroBalt 2018" in Vilnius, LITEXPO Exhibition and Congress Centre, and is inviting participants from Romania and Bulgaria to join the event. Over 400 exhibitors take part at the biennial AgroBalt, attracting over 30.000 visitors. On the margins of the Exhibition, government members with official delegations and agricultural experts coming from different countries discuss and share views at meetings, seminars, conferences.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister congratulates Romania on the National Day
Foreign policy and diplomacy »
On the occasion of the Romanian National Day, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Linas Linkevičius has sent a congratulations letter to the Romanian Foreign Minister Mr. Teodor-Viorel Meleșcanu.
Lithuanian Parliament Speaker visits Romania, brings business delegation
Foreign policy and diplomacy » Economics and business »
Speaker of the Lithuanian Parliament, Mr. Viktoras Pranckietis, was in Bucharest on October 15-17 with an official visit, upon the invitation of the President of the Romanian Senate, Mr. Călin Popescu-Tăriceanu. During his visit, Mr. Pranckietis had meetings with Mr. Popescu-Tăriceanu, President of the Chamber of Deputies Mr. Liviu Dragnea, representatives of the Romanian-Lithuanian parliamentary friendship goup and other member of the Romanian Parliament, as well as with the Government representatives - Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Environment Ms. Grațiela-Leocadia Gavrilescu and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Teodor Meleșcanu.
RSS Linkevičius: EU enlargement is a strategic choice of countries seeking EU membership
European Union »
On 17 April, the European Commission published the annual Enlargement package, as well as assessed progress on reforms in the Western Balkans and Turkey. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius highlighted the importance of the EU open door policy and welcomed progress made by South-eastern European countries.
Lithuania is elected as member of the UNICEF Executive Board
Multilateral Relations »
Lithuania, along with Australia, Bangladesh, Benin, Burundi, Djibouti, Cameroon, Canada, Luxembourg, Morocco, Mexico, Mongolia, Pakistan and France, has been elected as member of the Executive Board of the United Nations Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) for the 2019-2021 term.
In Luxembourg, EU foreign ministers agree on further response to Russian provocations
Multilateral Relations » European Union »
"Our response to Russian provocations after the events in Salsbery remains united and coordinated, we all understand the need to strengthen the resilience of our countries in the face of modern threats. The role of the European External Action Service’s Eastern Strategic Communications Division (StratComm) is particularly important – we need to evaluate the work of this team and to constantly improve it," said Linkevičius in a discussion on relations with Russia, during which EU Foreign Ministers discussed prospects for the near future and further joint actions following the events in the city of Salisbury, the United Kingdom.
Linkevičius: Attack on Syria’s chemical weapons facilities was a necessary step towards a peaceful political solution
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » European Union »
“It’s important to condemn the use of chemical weapons in Syria, but that is not enough. The targeted airstrikes on chemical weapons facilities of 14 April were necessary steps for encouraging the Syrian regime and its supporters to seek a political solution to the conflict,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius said at the Foreign Affairs Council on 16 April in Luxembourg.
Lithuanian MFA statement regarding actions in Syria
Speeches, Statements »
Lithuanian MFA supports actions by the US, UK and France against the Syrian regime’s chemical weapons facilities. Use of chemical weapons in Syria crossed all possible red lines. Those responsible for use of chemical weapons against civil population, including children, must be held accountable.
First Lithuania-Saudi Arabia business forum agrees on the promotion of bilateral business relations
Bilateral Relations » Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs »
On 12 April, the first Lithuania-Saudi Arabia business forum took place in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. The participants signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at promoting bilateral business relations between the two countries.
The contest announced for the first Balts’ Award
Cultural events »
The Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Latvia and Lithuania are pleased to announce the contest for the first Balts’ Award.
The aim of the Balts’ Award is to recognise the excellence and achievements related to individual contribution and accomplishment in promotion of Latvian-Lithuanian and Lithuanian-Latvian translations, teaching and enhancing the use of Latvian and Lithuanian languages, research on the Latvian and Lithuanian tangible and intangible cultural and historic heritage, as well as investigative journalism on Latvian and Lithuanian history, culture and tourism.
In Saudi Arabia, Linkevičius discusses business development opportunities, the promotion of cultural and human relations
On 10 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia, Cabinet’s member Dr. Nizar bin Obaid Madani and discussed prospects for bilateral cooperation. In the meeting, the interlocutors agreed to promote business and economic relations, as well as to establish cultural and human contacts. The representatives of the two countries also signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the establishment of bilateral political consultations in order to strengthen their political dialogue.
Lithuania allocates EUR 20, 000 for humanitarian aid in Yemen
Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion »
Lithuania's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated EUR 20, 000 for humanitarian aid in Yemen. The funds will be transferred to the United Nations Yemen Humanitarian Fund.
Linkevičius: Mutual commitments to strengthen transatlantic ties noted in Washington
Multilateral Relations »
On 3 April in Washington, D.C., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a discussion on cooperation between the Baltic states and the U.S.A. The discussion was organized by a well-known think tank – the Atlantic Council.