On 22 July, the Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Inga Černiuk and the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Valatka signed a cooperation agreement between the Foreign Ministry and KTU.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania informs that it has received a notification from Taipei that a Taiwanese representative office will be opened in Lithuania. It will start its activities as soon as the head of the office arrives already this summer.
On 11 July, snap parliamentary elections were held in Moldova. According to international observers, the elections were well organised, competitive and in line with essential international standards. On the election day, the voting process was calm, transparent and generally evaluated positively.
On 12 July, the Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Inga Černiuk and the Rector of Mykolas Romeris University (MRU) Prof. Dr. Inga Žalėnienė signed a cooperation agreement between the Foreign Ministry and the MRU.
On 8 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe (CoE) Marija Pejčinović Burić and discussed topical issues of the region, and the CoE's role in defending the main values of the organisation: democracy, the rule of law, and human rights.
On 8 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in the closing session of the 4th Ukraine Reform Conference.
On 8 July in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Vice-President of the Federal Council, head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs of the Swiss Confederation Ignazio Cassis and discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Switzerland, the situation in Belarus, including the issue of irregular migration, the reform process in Ukraine, and the future of EU-Swiss relations.
On 7 July, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a chargés d’affaires ad interim of Belarus to Lithuania and handed in a diplomatic note, informing about a reduction of the diplomatic presence of Belarus in the country in response to continuous, systematic, and unfriendly actions of Belarus.
On 6-7 July, the 3rd meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the “Lublin Triangle” – Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine – took place in Vilnius. The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis welcomed his Polish and Ukrainian counterparts, who came to take part in the “Lublin Triangle” meeting on the eve of the Ukraine Reform Conference. After a long pause due to the pandemic, the event offered the Foreign Ministers the opportunity to discuss various aspects of closer trilateral cooperation in a face-to-face meeting.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis virtually held an annual meeting with heads of 62 Lithuanian diplomatic representations, consular posts, and missions to international organisations.
On 28 June at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassadors of the countries of the European Union, NATO and the Eastern Partnership's 'Associated Trio' (Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine), who reside in Vilnius, were acquainted with the latest data on the illegal migration flows to Lithuania prompted by Lukashenko's regime and actions taken by Lithuanian state institutions to prevent irregular migration to the EU.
On 26 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg and the Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, held meetings with the Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili and the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani in Tbilisi, and paid a visit to the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) with the Russia-occupied Tskhinvali region of Georgia / South Ossetia.
On 25 June, the visit to the South Caucasus of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg and the Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu began in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Foreign Ministers will visit Armenia and Georgia later.
Yesterday, on 24 June, the Foreign Ministers submitted comments to the media from Bucharest, Romania, ahead of their visit to the South Caucasus.
On 17-18 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds the informal Midsummer Snow Meeting, which will bring Lithuanian and foreign security experts together to discuss challenges posed to the transatlantic community and responses to them.
On 1 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the U.S. Senators Cynthia Jeanne Shaheen, Robert Jones Portman and Christopher Scott Murphy, who are visiting Vilnius.