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The "Freedom Way DC" campaign to support the people of Belarus in their struggle for freedom took place in the U.S. capital today. Hundreds of people from Lithuanian and Belarussian diasphoras in the U.S and representatives of the country's civil society together with other members of the community supporting the protesters in Belarus gathered at the Lithuanian Embassy in Washington, DC and joined the event that also took place in many other parts of the world.
Lithuania's President Gitanas Nausėda, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius congratulated their counterparts and the American people on 244th independence anniversary.
On July 6, 2020 Embassy is closed for National holiday (King Mindaugas' Coronation Day, National holiday) . In case of emergency please contact Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (370) 5 236 2444
President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda took part in a video annual conference of heads of Lithuanian diplomatic missions, consular offices and representations to international organizations. The President delivered an overview of Lithuania’s foreign policy priorities and challenges, setting the guidelines of action to diplomatic missions for protecting national strategic interests in an ever more complicated security environment.
On May 21, Lithuania’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Albinas Zananavičius participated in a webinar on the geopolitics of nuclear energy, hosted by the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University SAIS. The discussion also raised serious questions about #Ostrovets nuclear power plant: its violations of international norms; safety issues; and Russia’s use of this project for its own foreign policy needs.
The discussion can be viewed on line, by clicking here.
On 20 May, the Government of Lithuania decided to allocate EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid for the purchase of protective equipment manufactured in Lithuania for medical personnel and staff of other services that are helping to save lives in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Meanwhile on May 21, U.S. flag was projected on Vilnius’ historic Town Hall, where in 2002 the 43rd U.S. President G.W. Bush assured that 'anyone who would choose Lithuania as an enemy has also made an enemy of the U.S.'
On 15 May in Riga, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania signed a trilateral Memorandum of Understanding on lifting travel restrictions between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania for land, rail, air, and maritime transport.
Marking the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in 2020, we pay tribute to the victims and to all soldiers who fought to defeat Nazi Germany and put an end to the Holocaust.
On 4 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a video conference with members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Lithuania, and discussed economic relations between the United States and Lithuania, international and regional policy, trade issues, and the Government’s measures to fight the COVID-19 outbreak, the relaxation of quarantine measures, and the opening of the state’s borders.
On 28 April, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun, and discussed security challenges posed by both conventional and non-conventional threats, such as the global COVID-19 crisis.