- 2018-12-10 On 10 December, the Minister Linas Linkevičius and the Political Director Asta Skaisgirytė are participating in the EU Foreign Affairs Council meetings in Brussels
- 2018-12-10 On 10 December at 8:00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is participating in the EU Foreign Ministers‘ meeting with the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December at 10:00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending a meeting at the Seimas
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December, the Vice-Minister Darius Skusevičius is participating in the 10th Assembly of the Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum in Tbilisi
- 2018-12-11 On 11 December, the Vice-Minister Albinas Zananvičius is participating in the General Affairs Council (Art. 50) in Brussels
In Uzbekistan, Lithuania‘s Foreign Minister discusses prospects for bilateral economic relations
On 7-8 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius was paying a working visit to Uzbekistan. The purpose of the visit is to promote bilateral economic and trade relations with this rapidly developing Central Asian state.
"Lithuania‘s exports to Uzbekistan are steadily growing, but cooperation is limited to just a few sectors. We need to deepen our cooperation and expand our ties. Lithuania has a well-developed transport infrastructure, so it could be the gateway for Uzbekistan's goods to the EU market," the Minister Linkevičius said.
In the meetings with Uzbekistan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Abdulaziz Kamilov, the Ministers of Foreign Trade and Agriculture, and other officials, it was agreed besides agreements in the fields of economy, tourism and agriculture to revive the work of the intergovernmental commission. Its meeting should take place in late 2018 in Tashkent.
Linkevičius was accompanied by Lithuania‘s business delegation, representing the logistics, education, agriculture and metallurgy sectors. In cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Uzbekistan, the Lithuania-Uzbekistan business roundtable's meeting was held.
Due to wide-ranging reforms introduced by the new President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the country‘s economy is being rapidly liberalized, which now draws more attention of Lithuanian businesses.
This is the Lithuanian Foreign Minister‘s first visit to Uzbekistan. Lithuania and Uzbekistan established diplomatic relations on 5 August 1992. The Embassy of Lithuania in Moscow is accredited to Uzbekistan, while the Embassy of Uzbekistan in Riga is accredited to Lithuania.