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On 1 December, a representative of the Russian Embassy to Lithuania was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was handed a note declaring an employee of Russia's Embassy persona non grata (PNG) in Lithuania for activities incompatible with his diplomatic status. He is ordered to leave the country within five days.

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On 1-2 December, Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending the 29th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Łódź, Poland. The OSCE Foreign Ministers will meet for the first time since Russia's aggression against Ukraine began.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 30,000 in humanitarian assistance to Pakistanis. The funds will be transferred to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).

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On 22-24 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Jovita Neliupšienė is visiting Ukraine. The Foreign Vice-Minister arrived in Kyiv, together with a delegation of women from European countries - Austria, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Romania and Germany - to express solidarity with Ukraine and its people, who have been bravely fighting against Russia's aggression since 2014.

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On 22 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas met with the Minister of Defence of Moldova Anatolie Nosatîi, who is visiting Lithuania.

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On 22 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will meet with the new Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Tobias Billström, who will be visiting Vilnius. The Foreign Ministers of the two countries will discuss regional security issues, support for Ukraine, sanctions against Russia and Sweden's future Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

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At a meeting of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on 16 November, Lithuania became the 31st member of the OECD Development Assistance Committee (DAC), which is an important international forum of many of the largest providers of aid.

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On 10 November, the Ambassador-at-large for Connectivity and the Three Seas Initiative Gediminas Varvuolis met with the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania Traian Laurenţiu Hristea to discuss the issues of the Romanian Presidency of the Three Seas Initiative.

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On 9-11 November, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania held the second Future of Democracy Forum in Vilnius, during which an official launch of a working group of like-minded people (known as the cohort) was announced. The cohort aims to tackle the rising threat of authoritarian pressure.

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On 10-12 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is visiting Berlin, Germany, where he will meet with Germany's Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock. The meeting will focus on bilateral relations between Lithuania and Germany, security and defence cooperation, security situation in the region, including Russia’s war in Ukraine, comprehensive assistance to Ukraine, relations with China, other topical items on the European and international agendas.

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On Wednesday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg officially announced the date of the NATO summit in Vilnius. It will take place on 11 and 12 July 2023.

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On 7 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas met with members of the delegation of Israel's World Holocaust Remembrance Centre - Yad Vashem - that was led by Dani Dayan, Chairman of the Yad Vashem Directorate. The meeting focused on issues concerning the perpetuation of the Holocaust remembrance, Holocaust education and the fight against anti-Semitism.

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On 9-10 November in Vilnius, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is hosting the second high-level Future of Democracy Forum, which will gather supporters of democracy from all over the world. The event will focus on the biggest challenges facing democracy today and possible actions to rebuff a growing authoritarian pressure.

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On 19 October, the European Union's Eastern Partnership Connectivity seminar was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The event brought together policy-makers and experts from EU institutions, EU member states, five eastern partner countries - Armenia, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine - as well as Japan, the United States of America, the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund, diplomatic corps and business representatives.

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On 18 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Jovita Neliupšienė attended the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg, which discussed preparations of the European Council meeting on 20-21 October, as well as the EU institutional and future issues.

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