The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius together with the NATO Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy Tacan Ildem and the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze welcomed the participants of the seminar “Strategic Communications cooperation in response to hybrid threats” in Vilnius.
On 19 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius received the new Rector of the European Humanities University (EHU), Prof. Sergei Ignatov. The meeting focused on the EHU’s further work.
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.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 55, 000 for humanitarian aid in Ukraine, of which EUR 20, 000 will be transferred to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and EUR 35, 000 to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). Thus, Lithuania aims to contribute to the provision of humanitarian aid in Ukraine, taking into account the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) call for $187 million to launch Ukraine’s Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2018.
On 25 March in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting met with Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s opposition leader and founder of Open Russia.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 15 thousand in humanitarian aid to Yemen and Syria each and EUR 10 thousand to Albania.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 50,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. EUR 25,000 in humanitarian assistance to help Ukraine will be transferred to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and another EUR 25,000 will be channelled through the International Organization for Migration. The aim is to support humanitarian response to help people affected by the conflict in Ukraine, responding to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs’ appeal of 28 November for US$ 146,7 million or 72 per cent of the required funds for the implementation of the Ukraine Humanitarian Response Plan that has been reviewed in 2017.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 20,000 in humanitarian aid for refugees in Myanmar. The funds will be transferred to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 20,000 in humanitarian aid to assist Palestinian refugees. The contribution will be transferred to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania calls to submit concepts and applications for the implementation of projects under the Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion Programme in 2018.
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas attended an informal meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Development on 11 September in Tallinn, which focused on further cooperation between the European Union and middle-income countries.
Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has allocated EUR 10,000 in humanitarian aid to the International Committee of the Red Cross for Sierra Leone. In 2017, Lithuania allocated EUR 220,000 in humanitarian aid for persons affected by conflicts and natural disasters in Ukraine, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria, Mali and Sri Lanka.
On 4 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas met with the Grand Hospitaller Dominique de La Rochefoucauld-Montbel and Ingo Radtke, Secretary General of Malteser International, the worldwide relief agency of the Order of Malta. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss cooperation opportunities in the fields of humanitarian aid and development cooperation.
Russia’s aggression against Georgia shook the world in August 2008. The war has claimed hundreds of lives, while Russia has seized a part of Georgia’s territory. Thousands of people have become internally displaced persons. They were forced to leave their homes and are not yet able to return.
On 4 May, Aleksandras Stulginskis University and the public institution “African studies and consultations” signed implementation agreements for Lithuania’s bilateral development cooperation projects at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The two institutions will implement projects in the two countries of Sub-Saharan Africa – Mali and Nigeria.