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On 11 June, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas handed over, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award to the Austrian Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania stands in solidarity with Poland, which expressed its protest over the current decision of the Belarusian regime to designate 17 September as the national holiday in Belarus, and strongly opposes the distortion of historical facts.

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By Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

When a plane from Athens to Vilnius was forced to land in Minsk with threats of explosion and the scrambling of a military fighter jet, this was met with an uproar of shock and anger from the European capitals.

It seemed, at the time, like the vindication of Jean Monnet's famous words, "Europe will be forged in crises".

Speedily and unanimously, Europe decided on crisis response and on the sanctions vis-à-vis president Alexander Lukashenko's regime that keeps Belarusian people captive. Europe was magnificent.

There is a danger of complacency creeping in, however, as we congratulate ourselves for our fine performance. Let's take a step back and take stock of the larger perspective – what is happening here, precisely?

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On 7 June, the Lithuanian diplomat Justina Krutulytė was elected as Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the United Nations General Assembly. She will represent the Eastern Europe Regional Group, which has 23 members, at the 76th session of the General Assembly that is to begin in September 2021.

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On 7 June, the Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimonda Murmokaitė held consultations with her Dutch counterpart Thijs van der Plas to discuss the effectiveness of the EU's Common Foreign and Security and Policy, the EU-NATO and transatlantic cooperation, the NATO 2030 process, the EU's policy towards Russia and Belarus, and the need to strengthen the Eastern Partnership framework.

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On 7 June, the Government of Lithuania decided to offer humanitarian aid to Nepal, which has been hit by a severe outbreak of COVID-19.
 

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On 3 June, Lithuania’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Rytis Paulauskas presented his letters of credence to the UN Secretary-General António Guterres.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, where he, together with his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia, and Denmark, attended a conference on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Baltic states, and the 30th anniversary of their re-establishment. The event was opened by the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses a strong protest over an unprecedented incident. Today, a diplomatic vehicle has been illegally stopped at the state border with Belarus and turned back to Lithuania.

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This year, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, determined to further consolidate the strong relationship and close friendship that our countries have enjoyed to date. While we are connected by geography, we are also bound together by common values, mutual interests as well as extensive economic and cultural relations and people-to-people contacts.

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Lithuania stands in solidarity with Italy, which is under migratory pressure, so it has decided to voluntarily relocate 10 more persons in need of international assistance to Lithuania.

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On 1 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas attended the Part I of the two-part 2021 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM), which was chaired by the United States and gathered leaders and Ministers to honour the past, address the present, and celebrate the future under the theme of “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future”.

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On 1 June in Vilnius, the Foreign Ministers and high-level representatives of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) met in a video conference to conclude Lithuania's Presidency of the organisation.

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On 1 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis took part in a virtual meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) at the level of Ministers of Foreign Affairs.

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