On 25 January in Brussels, Belgium, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok. The meeting focused on the human rights situation in Russia, Belarus, and China, the Eastern Partnership initiative, and the implementation of the rule of law. The Foreign Ministers welcomed the fact that Lithuania and the Netherlands were very like-minded countries with similar views on many items on the European agenda, and foreign and security policy.
RSS Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Lithuania and the Netherlands are like-minded countries with similar views on many items on the EU agenda
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Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Human rights violations can neither be tolerated in Moscow, nor Minsk, nor Hong Kong
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On 25 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council meeting. Ministers discussed the EU's response to the detention of Alexei Navalny, the strategy for sharing COVID-19 vaccines with our eastern partners, transatlantic relations in the light of the inauguration of the new U.S. President, the situation in Venezuela, Hong Kong, and other foreign policy issues.
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry strongly condemns the use of brutal force against peaceful protestors in Russia
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns the use of brutal force and arrests of peaceful protestors that violate human rights and breach the principle of the rule of law.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis congratulated the U.S. on its return to Paris Agreement on Climate Change
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On 22 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in a virtual meeting of the European Union’s foreign ministers with the United States climate envoy John Kerry. The meeting focused on reinventing the EU-U.S. relations on climate after the new U.S. administration announced that the country would re-enter the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: Increasing restrictions on independent media actors in Belarus must stop
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On 22 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius of Lithuania Landsbergis attended the United Nations Security Council high-level Arria-formula meeting on Media Freedom in Belarus. Lithuania's Foreign Minister called upon the Belarusian government to respect freedom of expression, and to end the arbitrary detention of journalists and all other media restrictions.
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis talked to EU Ambassadors via virtual discussion, highlighted the importance of the EU's values-based leadership
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On 21 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis talked to the EU Ambassadors in Lithuania via virtual discussion and stressed that, in response to global challenges, the EU’s foreign policy needed to be value-based.
Baltic states call on the EU to take firm measures if Russia does not release Navalny
Multilateral Relations »The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Urmas Reinsalu, Edgars Rinkēvičs, and Gabrielius Landsbergis sent a letter to the High Representative Josep Borrell, calling on the EU to step up its efforts to pressure Russia to release Alexei Navalny.
RSS Lithuania offers human rights recommendations to Australia and Austria
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On 20 and 22 January, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania, Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor at the 37th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to address the human rights situation in Australia and Austria.
Lithuanian Righteous honored in Los Angeles
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In commemoration of the Year of the Vilna Gaon and of the History of the Jews of Lithuania, Lithuanians who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust were honored in the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States.
Lithuania‘s Permanent Representative asks UN Special Rapporteur to react to Russia's illegal actions against Lithuanian judges in January 13 case
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On 21 December, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas sent a letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán regarding Russia's actions against Lithuanian justice officials in January 13 case and asked him to react in accordance with his mandate.
In Geneva, Lithuania makes a statement on the human rights situation in Ukraine
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On 18 December, Lithuania took the floor in the Interactive Dialogue with the Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ms. Ilze Brands Kehris on the human rights situation in Ukraine.
Lithuania allocates funds in support of the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances
Multilateral Relations »The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated three thousand euros to the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in support of the activities of the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances.
OSCE PC Statement on the Human Rights Violations and Abuses in the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation – Two Years after the Publication of the Moscow Mechanism Report
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December 17, 2020
I have the honor to deliver this statement on behalf of the Moscow Mechanism invoking participating States: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, the United States, as well as the following countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Malta, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Spain.
The 4th Jurgis Baltrušaitis Jr. Architecture Award has been presented in Armenia
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On 16 December, the 4th Jurgis Baltrušaitis Jr. Award has been presented at the National University of Architecture and Construction of Armenia. Anna Karamyan, a master degree student in architecture, has received the award for her work on the preservation and renovation of the monastery of the Mekhitarists in San Lazzaro degli Armeni island in Venice.
Ambassador Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė met with Armenia's Minister of Environment
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On December 14, Lithuanian Ambassador Inga Stanytė-Toločkienė met with Mr. Romanos Petrosyan, the new Minister of Environment of Armenia. The ongoing and planned bilateral projects in the sector of environment were discussed during the meeting. The Ambassador paid a great attention to the potential of cooperation in waste management, in particular to the possibility of transferring to Armenia the experience of Lithuanian deposit system.
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Lithuania allocated humanitarian aid to Ukraine
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid to Ukraine. The funds will be transferred to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).