RSS Vilnius - in Italian national colors
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Italy declared March 31 as the National Day of Mourning to pay tribute to the victims of coronavirus. President Gitanas Nausėda together with the leaders of EU member states offered their condolences to President and all the people of Italy who are fighting against the spread of COVID-19 virus that has already claimed over 11,000 lives.
Changes to Consular Services for Foreign Nationals
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With effect from 1 September 2019 Lithuanian Embassy in Budapest will no longer provide foreign nationals with any consular services including visa issuance.
RSS NATO Foreign Ministers discuss Alliance’s response to coronavirus pandemic
On 2 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers by secure videoconference for the first time in the Alliance’s history. The meeting discussed the Alliance’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, NATO’s role in the Middle East and North Africa region. NATO Ministers also exchanged their views on Russia, arms control, and relations with partners.
Principles of the rule of law have to be upheld even in time of crisis, says Minister L.Linkevičius
All European Union Member States and institutions do their utmost to address COVID-19 challenges. However, these efforts must not undermine the rule of law, democracy and fundamental rights.
Plane lands with Lithuanian citizens from Vietnam and Thailand in Kaunas
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On 31 March, an aircraft of Vietnam’s Bamboo Airways landed at Kaunas airport with 111 citizens returning to Lithuania from Vietnam and Thailand thanks to the efforts of Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Embassy of Lithuania in China, and the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Vietnam Nguyen The Kien.
L. Linkevičius: EU needs to join efforts to repatriate EU citizens from third countries
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On 23 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a video conference of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers, who exchanged views on the international response to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) with a particular focus on the repatriation of EU travelers stranded abroad. Foreign Ministers also discussed how to step up international cooperation in order to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joint statement on so-called “presidential elections” in Abkhazia
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America do not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called “presidential elections” held in Georgia’s Abkhazia region on March 22, 2020.
Joint Statement of Nordic-Baltic Foreign Ministers meeting on 16 March 2020
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The Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and the State Secretary of Norway discussed over the video conference today the response to the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 corona virus.
Minister Linkevičius and the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State discussed bilateral cooperation
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On 11 March Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with Philip Thomas Reeker, the United States of America Assistant Secretary of State, where they discussed relevant issues of transatlantic cooperation and regional security including partner efforts in countering disinformation and attempts to rewrite history.
Vilnius hosted the Bucharest Nine meeting of ministers of foreign affairs
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On 10 March, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of the Independence of Lithuania, Vilnius held the Bucharest Nine (B9) meeting of the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. Delegates from the United States of America and NATO attended the meeting as guests. Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania, greeted the participants in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.
Lithuania officially opens its Embassy in United Arab Emirates
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On 8 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, met with Ministers and officially opened the Lithuanian Embassy in the UAE.
Societies, having not overcome their traumas, pass them on to future generations: policy, history, arts and medical experts say
Having gathered in Vilnius on 5–6 March, experts in various fields appealed to the international community and urged it to provide traumatised societies with means to heal their wounds.