On 26 September, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis attended a reinforced meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), strongly condemned Russia’s ongoing aggression against Ukraine and criticised Russia’s actions paralysing OSCE activities.
In September 2023, the project "Strengthening Lithuania's development cooperation ecosystem: coherence, partnerships, impact" will be launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the European Commission's Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM). The project aims to strengthen the effectiveness of Lithuania's development cooperation system.
Having recognized the “outstanding universal value” of Kaunas modernist architecture to humanity at the extended 45th session of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the Committee agreed to inscribe it on the World Heritage List.
On 11 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Ambassadors of the European Union (EU) countries who reside in Lithuania and are accredited to Lithuania. They discussed the most pressing issues of EU foreign policy.
Today, on 7 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending an informal meeting of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) Foreign Ministers.
On 30 August in Bucharest, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Chilean Foreign Minister Alberto van Klaveren Stork.
On 29 August, in Bucharest, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Luminița-Teodora Odobescu.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis spoke at a plenary session titled: “From the Baltic to the Black Sea: Enhancing Security and Connectivity” in Bucharest, Romania.
On 28 August, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Senator of the Australian Parliament, Chair of the Parliament group for relations with the Baltic states Deborah O’Neill, to discuss intensifying relations between Australia and Lithuania, and thanked Australia for its support to Ukraine.
Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned the Belarusian chargé d’affaires ad interim and handed him a diplomatic note, expressing a strong protest over violating the Lithuanian state border and destroying border guard infrastructure. Two persons illegally entered Lithuania from Belarus on 22 August. They possibly used cordless metal-cutting circular saws to cut off and demolish two video surveillance camera supports installed on the territory of Lithuania. They returned to Belarus afterwards.
On 21-22 August, in the city of Santander in Spain, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will attend the conference “Quo Vadis, Europe?” at a personal invitation of the EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell.
On 9 August, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a representative of the Russian Embassy and handed a diplomatic note expressing a strong protest over the actions of the representatives of the Russian Federation institutions regarding the Cultural Centre of the Lithuanian diplomatic mission in Moscow (The House of Jurgis Baltrušaitis).
On 9 August, marking the third anniversary of the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas, the Vice-Minister of Interior Arnoldas Abramavičius, the Commander of the State Border Guard Service Rustamas Liubajevas and the Director of the Border Control Points Directorate Mindaugas Zobiela held a press conference at the Medininkai border checkpoint, during which they presented the threats related to the travel of Lithuanian residents to Belarus.
Three years ago, on 9 August 2020, Alexander Lukashenko proclaimed himself the winner of the rigged presidential election, thereby trampling on the democratic aspirations of the Belarusian people. On the third anniversary of peaceful protests against the fraudulent presidential election in Belarus, the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Poland issued a joint statement condemning the massive internal repression by the illegal regime, complicity in Russia’s crime of aggression, erosion of Belarus’ sovereignty and political destabilisation of the region.
In support of Iceland‘s ambition to increase its presence in Kyiv, Lithuania and Iceland have decided to unite diplomatic efforts in solidarity against unprovoked Russian military invasion.