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On 15 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated in the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels. Ministers discussed migration, the situation in Iraq, Iran, the Central African Republic, and Moldova.

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On 9 July, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas attended the OSCE Informal Ministerial Gathering in Slovakia's High Tatras. N. Germanas emphasized the need to ensure the effective activity of multilateral organizations, to clearly identify root causes of conflicts, and not to disregard violations of countries' international commitments in order to address today's grave security situation facing the OSCE region.

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On 9-10 July, the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Asta Skaisgirytė, takes part in an informal meeting of the EU Political Directors (foreign affairs) in Helsinki, Finland. The EU Political Directors are discussing effective multilateralism, the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy, hybrid threats, the Arctic, and other issues.

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On 2 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Canada's Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland. The Foreign Ministers discussed the strengthening of bilateral ties between Lithuania and Canada, and growing economic cooperation between the countries.

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On 18 June in Luxembourg, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council, which finalized preparations for the European Council meeting of 20-21 June.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania does not recognize the so-called “parliamentary elections” that took place on 9 June in Georgia's Russian-occupied Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia. The “elections” are illegal and have no credible results. In addition, the Foreign Ministry of Lithuania denounces the ongoing attempts to consolidate annexation of the region.

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 On 5-6 June, the Political Directors' Meeting of the initiative of the Enhanced Partnership in Northern Europe (e-PINE) took place in Reykjavík.

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On 4-5 June, an international conference "Security Challenges in the Digital Era: the Role of Science Advice" was held at the Palace of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences. The event, which was open to the broader public, focused on the role of science in building resilience to various threats we face in today's world.

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On 3 June, in Jūrmala, Latvia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a high-level meeting marking the end of the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the Baltic Sea States. Together with his counterparts from the Baltic and Nordic countries, Germany, Russia, and the European External Action Service, L. Linkevičius discussed prospects for the Baltic Sea regional cooperation.

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On 31 May, a conference of the Baltic Assembly, marking the 10th anniversary of the Eastern Partnership, took place in Vilnius. The conference focused on trends that will shape the future of the Eastern Partnership initiative in the next ten years. The event was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius.

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On 24 May, the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Asta Skaisgirytė met with Jukka Salovaara, Director General of the Finnish Foreign Ministry's Political Department. The meeting discussed the agenda for Finland's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the EU. The country will hold the Presidency of the Council in the second half of this year.

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On 24 May, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) received a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius the and the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas about unresolved nuclear safety issues of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant project.

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On 21 May in Brussels, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council meeting, which discussed the external action aspects of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) for 2021-2027.

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On 21 May, a traditional meeting of the Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian, and German Foreign Ministers took place in Hamburg. The meeting discussed issues of security, the future of the European Union and its relations with eastern neighbors, as well as regional cooperation. In the meeting, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius presented security issues and thanked Germany for its military contribution to NATO's efforts to ensure Baltic security. L. Linkevičius also stressed the need to increase NATO's deterrence and defense capabilities, and to strengthen the EU-NATO security cooperation.

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On 16-17 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended a session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, which mainly focused on a crisis point reached by the Council of Europe due to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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