日時：2020年7月9日(木) 15時～16時半 (日本時間)
日時 2020年2月14日(金) 19時より(18時30分開場)
場所 駐日リトアニア共和国大使館 東京都港区元麻布3-7-18
RSS Linkevičius at the United Nations: We cannot ignore human rights violations in Belarus
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » UN Security Council »
On the margins of the high-level General Debate of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly on 24 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a virtual event commemorating the 15th anniversary of the adoption by heads of state and government of the responsibility to protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity at the United Nations World Summit in 2005.
Linkevičius meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Bilateral Relations » News of the Ministry »
On 24 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Stef Blok. The meeting focused on bilateral relations, the situation in Belarus and Ukraine, the relationship with Russia, the security situation in the region, and topical items on the EU’s agenda.
Linkevičius: Remembering the Holocaust we must do everything we can to prevent this catastrophe from happening again
Cultural events »
On 24 September, the diplomatic conference “Beyond Duty – Visas for Life” to mark the Year of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, who served as vice-consul in interwar Lithuania, took place at Vytautas Magnus University (VMU) in Kaunas. The conference was opened by the VMU Rector, Professor Juozas Augutis and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.
Regarding the complex cyber-information attack
News of the Ministry »
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that it has not issued a press release claiming that the Foreign Minister of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius called on the EU to create European peacekeeping forces and deploy them to Belarus. It is highly likely that there is an ongoing cyber-information attack, which is currently under investigation by the Lithuanian authorities.
Lithuanian Foreign Ministry’s statement on the situation in Belarus
Speeches, Statements »
In response to a secretly held self-inauguration of Alexander Lukashenko for the new term of the President of Belarus on 23 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania reaffirms that the presidential election held in Belarus on 9 August did not comply with the international commitments of Belarus and globally recognized standards of democracy. It was not free and fair. Thus, Lithuania recognizes neither the result of the election nor Alexander Lukashenko as a legitimate leader of Belarus. The newly self-inaugurated Lukashenko does not legally have any rights to represent the people of Belarus or their interests.
The first Latvian Ambassador to Lithuania received the Balts' Award in Rīga
Bilateral Relations » Cultural Diplomacy »
On 22 September in Rīga, the Lithuanian and Latvian Foreign Ministers conferred the 2020 Balts' Award on a Latvian diplomat, the first Ambassador of Latvia to Lithuania after the restoration of the country’s independence Alberts Sarkanis.
Linkevičius: We reaffirm our support for multilateralism, as we mark the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Multilateral Relations »
On 21 September, a high-level event ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’ in New York at the opening of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the UN. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event took place primarily in a virtual format, with pre-recorded statements by heads of state and government.
Linkevičius: Declarations are not enough, the EU must take action
Multilateral Relations »
On 21 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting focused on the EU’s response to the latest political developments in Belarus, issues related to Libya, the situation in Lebanon, the EU relations with China, Turkey, and the African Union, as well as the future partnership with the Southern Neighborhood.
Linkevičius at the UN Human Rights Council: Serious human rights violations continue in Belarus
Multilateral Relations »
On 18 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated remotely at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and spoke in an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus.
The U.S. thanked Lithuania for its consistent adherence to values based positions in the international arena
Bilateral Relations »
On 17 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius continued his visit to Washington D.C., where he met with the United States National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.