Lithuania's Foreign Minister Landsbergis calls on the Indo-Pacific to help Ukraine prevent future aggressors from repeating the same attacks
On 13 June in Prague, the Czech Republic, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the High-Level Dialogue on the Indo-Pacific at the invitation of Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský. Representatives from Europe and the Indo-Pacific region discussed important political, security, trade, connectivity issues and a possible synergy in the implementation of Strategies for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific between the European Union and other like-minded countries.
At a round table discussion on opportunities and challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region, Landsbergis spoke about the impact of the war in Ukraine on the international security, as well as challenges posed by Russia's aggression and China in the Indo-Pacific region.
“Russia’s aggression against Ukraine puts the current international security system to test. Many regions of the world are already facing the consequences of the war in Ukraine. What we see in Ukraine is a violation by Russia of almost all the principles of international law. The question arises, how can we stop the aggressor and avoid similar abuses in the future?" Landsbergis said. He presented a five-point plan to stop the current aggressor and to deter the future ones: 1) isolate the aggressor, 2) ensure assistance to the attacked country, 3) not to give in to nuclear blackmail, 4) prevent the manipulation of global threats, such as the food crisis, and 5) prove that democratic societies are resilient and not subject to fatigue.
During his visit to Prague, Landsbergis also met with the Czech Foreign Minister Jan Lipavský, the Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and the United States Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Camille Dawson.
The event was organised by the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union.