The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania categorically denies false information in the public domain that Lithuania has allegedly imposed trade sanctions against Mongolia.
At the meeting with the new Ambassador of Norway to Lithuania Karsten Klepsvik on 16 January, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas discussed the bilateral relationship between Lithuania and Norway, and the strengthening of cooperation on issues of importance to our region.
On 12 January in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Ukrainian citizens, who defended the Seimas (Parliament) of Lithuania in January 1991. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister noted that the Ukrainian squad was the only unit of foreign volunteers that arrived in Vilnius in 1991 and contributed to the defence of the country’s strategically most important objects.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated Tudor Ulianovschi on assuming the post of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova on 10 January.
On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs signed an agreement establishing the Balts’ Award.
Lithuania will join forces with Estonia and seek new solutions in 2018 to improve security of the Baltic states. On 11 January in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser held a meeting to discuss the issue.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated Jacek Czaputowicz on his appointment as the new Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs on 9 January.
On 4 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius received the outgoing Ambassador of China to Lithuania Wei Ruixing. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister thanked the Chinese Ambassador for his efforts to build and strengthen the relationship between the two countries during his tenure in Lithuania.
On 3 January, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius together with the Ambassador of Israel to Lithuania Amir Maimon, the Ambassador of the United States Anne Hall, the Chair of the Jewish Community of Lithuania Faina Kukliansky, the Mayor of Molėtai District Municipality Stasys Žvinys, a representative of the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, the elder of the Alanta eldership, and representatives of the municipality visited a former Jewish synagogue in Alanta, Molėtai district.
The inter-institutional working group for nuclear, radiation environmental safety of nuclear power plants built in the neighbourhood of Lithuania that is headed by the Lithuanian Foreign Minister, Linas Linkevičius, gathered for a meeting on 18 December 2017.
On 18 December Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius extended congratulations to Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Foreign Minister of the State of Qatar, on Qatar’s National Day.
On 14 December in Podgorica, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held meeting with high-ranking Montenegrin officials and voiced his strong support for Montenegro’s Euro-Atlantic integration.
On 14 December, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius met with the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly of Armenia Eduard Sharmazanov to discuss the key issues of bilateral relations between Lithuania and Armenia. Skusevičius emphasized the importance of interparliamentary relations and more active cooperation in the fields of business, reforms, and education.
On 12 December, the first Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Iran was opened in Tehran. The consulate is headed by Mohsen Karimi Tabbasi, President at Yasin Group of Companies. This is the first diplomatic representation of Lithuania in Iran since the establishment of diplomatic relations with the Persian Empire in 1930.
On 11 December, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius met with the outgoing Ambassador of Moldova to Lithuania Valeriu Frija and discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Moldova, as well as results of the recent Eastern Partnership summit in Brussels. Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister also thanked the Moldovan Ambassador for his personal contribution to the development of bilateral cooperation between the two countries.