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On 27 January, the European Commission launched a case at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) against China over its illegal economic pressure on Lithuania and the European Union, initiating the WTO dispute settlement consultations with China. According to the EU, the Chinese discriminatory restrictions are illegal under the WTO rules.

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On 26 January in Geneva the delegation of the Republic of Lithuania, led by the Vice-Minister of Justice Ms. Jurga Greičienė, presented the third report on the human rights situation in Lithuania and the country's progress during the Universal Periodic Review conducted by the United Nations Human Rights Council.

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At the 40th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) on 24 - 25 January 2022 in Geneva, Lithuania offered human rights recommendations to Syria, Iceland and Venezuela.

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On 24 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels. Ministers continued the discussion on the European security situation that took place on 13-14 January in Brest, France. Ministers also discussed the situation remotely with the United States Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announces that the information in the international media that the administration of the United States of America has allegedly requested the country to change the name of the Taiwanese representative office in Vilnius is false.

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On 19 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, who is paying an official visit to Vilnius. The meeting focused on important items on bilateral and international agendas, the security situation in the South Caucasus region, and Georgia's integration into the European Union and NATO.

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On 18 January, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Darius Staniulis presented the Letters of Credence to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva H.E. Ms Tatiana Valovaya.

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On 16 January, during his visit to Baghdad, Iraq, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi and the Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein.

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On 14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the new German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock on the margins of the informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest, France. The meeting focused on bilateral issues, the key challenges facing the region and a possible joint EU response to China’s economic pressure.

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On 14 January, at the informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest, France, Foreign Ministers discussed the EU’s relationship with China and EU's response to its unilateral use of economic and trade instruments for exerting political pressure.

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On 13 January, during an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest, France, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis together with EU Foreign Ministers discussed the  the security situation in the European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood and the EU's work on a Strategic Compass, which seeks to provide an enhanced politico-strategic direction for EU security and defence.

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On 13-14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest (Finistère, Brittany), France. The meeting is hosted by the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announces that, as the situation in Kazakhstan is stabilising, the VFS Global Visa Application Centers in Nur-Sultan and Almaty will resume to work on 13 January and will provide a full range of consular services to Lithuanian citizens.

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On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and discussed China’s economic pressure on Lithuania, as well as the European Union's possible common decisions and measures in response to China’s economic pressure on one of the EU member states.

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On 7 January, Foreign Vice-Minister Egidijus Meilūnas attended an extraordinary remote meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers to discuss the security situation in Europe in connection with the deployment of Russian troops near Ukraine and to conduct consultations before the intended contact of NATO and its allies with Russia, including the NATO-Russia Council scheduled for 12 January.

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