Juozas Olekas
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian defence minister to attend Bastille Day ceremony in Paris

Lithuania’s Defence Minister Juozas Olekas is invited to attend events in Paris on Monday to mark the French national holiday, the Bastille Day, according to the ministry’s press release. […]

Georgia vėliava
Foreign affairs

High-ranking Lithuanian and Georgian officials discussed Georgia’s integration into Euro-Atlantic organisations

At the International Conference on Georgia‘s European Way in Batumi on 10 July, the Lithuanian Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Andrius Krivas and the Lithuanian Ambassador to Georgia Jonas Paslauskas met with the State Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Georgia, Alex Petriashvili, Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Foreign affairs

Foreign Minister Linkevičius on new European Commission president, symbolic gestures in politics and tweeting

EN.DELFI has interviewed the Minister of the Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius. We spoke about the next European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, significance of the European Union association and free-trade agreement with Ukraine and two other Eastern Partnership countries and about self-discipline required for tweeting. […]

Philomena Murnaghan
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian foreign minister sees off Ireland’s outgoing ambassador

On 7 July, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with Ireland‘s outgoing Ambassador to Lithuania Philomena Murnaghan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. […]

Leonidas Donskis
Foreign affairs

Finland’s new Honorary Consulate can significantly help to cultivate active cultural exchange

“The Honorary Consulate in Kaunas is important for the development of closer ties between our countries and enhanced people-to-people contacts. Lithuania has a strong energy partnership with Finland. Our practical partnership to implement such energy projects as the Finnish company Fortum’s investment in Klaipėda and Kaunas testifies to the fact,” said the Lithuanian Foreign Minister at the opening ceremony of the Consulate. […]

Leifas Arne Ulland
Foreign affairs

PM bids farewell to outgoing Norwegian Ambassador

Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has met with the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway Leif Arne Ulland, who ends his term in Lithuania. During the meeting, the Prime Minister emphasized that Norway is an important partner of Lithuania and thanked the Ambassador for his personal contribution to the development of good bilateral relations as well as an intensifying cooperation in both the business and cultural sectors, the prime minister’s press service said. […]

Israeli flag
Foreign affairs

Lithuania condemns kidnap, murder of Israeli teenagers, calls for de-escalation

Lithuania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday condemned the kidnap and murder of Israeli teenagers and also called on the Israeli government and the Palestinians to refrain from actions that might increase tension in the region. […]

Linas Linkevičius
Foreign affairs

Linkevičius: EU supports Ukraine’s peace plan, will tighten response to Russia

The European Union supports the peace plan proposed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and will seek to tighten its response to Russia, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said after a meeting with his EU counterparts in Luxembourg. […]