On 3 June, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) and the Visegrád Group held a video conference to discuss key political issues, including the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic and attempts to tackle its negative effects in the European Union.
On 3 June, the Government approved the proposal by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to resume scheduled flights to Paris, Copenhagen, Billund, Nice, and Turku.
On 2 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas participated in a video conference of international donors of Yemen, which was organized by the United Nations and Saudi Arabia. N. Germanas announced Lithuania’s decision to allocate EUR 100, 000 in humanitarian aid to Yemen. The funds will be transferred to the UN’s Yemen Humanitarian Fund.
On 2 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and the people of Italy on the national holiday – the Republic Day.
On 2 June 2020, the Foreign Ministers of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland met in Tallinn to discuss COVID-19 related topics, regional cooperation and international affairs.
On 29 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in a video conference of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers and discussed the EU-China relationship, the situation in the Asia and Pacific region, and Afghanistan.
Lithuanian Embassy in New Delhi today signed the agreement to fund the production of face masks in Bhutan. The project will supplement Royal Government’s of Bhutan efforts in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and will allow to produce locally 46,000 two and three ply layer masks that primarily will be distributed to the frontline workers and those who need them most.
On 26 May, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius participated in a video conference of Ministers for European Affairs. Ministers held an exchange of views on the EU response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the next Multi-Annual. Financial Framework (MFF), and economic recovery.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani on his country’s Independence Day. On 26 May, Georgia marks the 102nd anniversary of the establishment of the first Democratic Republic.
On 25 May, the Africa Day is celebrated in Lithuania and around the world. This day has been celebrated in Lithuania since the 1999. On this occasion, various cultural and educational events cultivating deeper and closer knowledge of the African continent usually take place in Lithuania.
On the evening of May 22, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with the Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Mass.
On 22 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council, which was organized at Estonia’s initiative. The meeting mainly focused on cyber stability in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, conflict prevention, and capacity building for states to counter cyber threats. The Prime Minister of Estonia Jüri Ratas delivered the opening speech at the meeting.
On 19 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, together with Foreign Ministers of the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Germany and Russia, participated in a video conference of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS).