- 2020-09-23 Ministras Linas Linkevičius takes part in a ceremony to honor the victims of the Holocaust at the Paneriai Memorial
- 2020-09-23 Minister Linas Linkevičius attends the Government meeting and sitting
- 2020-09-23 Minister Linas Linkevičius participates in the ministerial lunch
- 2020-09-24 Minister Linas Linkevičius attends the Sugihara Week events in Kaunas
On 22 September in Rīga, the Lithuanian and Latvian Foreign Ministers conferred the 2020 Balts' Award on a Latvian diplomat, the first Ambassador of Latvia to Lithuania after the restoration of the country’s independence Alberts Sarkanis.
On 21 September, a high-level event ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’ in New York at the opening of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly marked the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the UN. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this event took place primarily in a virtual format, with pre-recorded statements by heads of state and government.
On 20-21 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius took part in an informal meeting of EU trade ministers “Open markets and free trade are the driving forces”. Ministers discussed ways how trade policy could contribute to economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 21 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels, Belgium. The meeting focused on the EU’s response to the latest political developments in Belarus, issues related to Libya, the situation in Lebanon, the EU relations with China, Turkey, and the African Union, as well as the future partnership with the Southern Neighborhood.
On 21 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis and the U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism Ambassador Nathan A. Sales discussed the fight against international terrorism, sanctions against Hezbollah-affiliated persons, the situation in Belarus and the region, relevant issues of the Lithuanian-U.S. relationship, as well as international security policy.
On 18 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius participated remotely at the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council and spoke in an urgent debate on the human rights situation in Belarus.
On 17 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius continued his visit to Washington D.C., where he met with the United States National Security Advisor Robert O'Brien.
On 17 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis took part in a videoconference of the “Lublin Triangle” coordinators. The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vasyl Bodnar and the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Marcin Przydacz also attended the meeting.
On 17 September, Lithuania, together with 16 other participating states of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), invoked the Moscow Mechanism in relation to serious human rights violations in Belarus.
On 16 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the United States Secretary of State Mike R. Pompeo. The meeting focused on the situation in Belarus and in the region, relevant bilateral and multilateral issues related to the relationship between Lithuania and the U.S., and international security policy.
Joint Statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey H.E. Mr. Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania H.E. Mr. Linas Linkevičius on the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Turkey and Lithuania:
Lithuania will temporarily facilitate the procedures and conditions for issuing visas to Belarusian citizens as of 21 September. After their entry into force, the changes will significantly simplify the procedures for relocating workers and their families. This is especially important for Belarusian companies, which would decide to transfer their businesses to Lithuania. At the same time, this step implements an important part of the plan to help the people of Belarus.