On 20 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, as part of a delegation led by the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda, took part in the ceremony dedicated to the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks and honoured their victims, including the Lithuanian citizen Jelena Melnichenko.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania notes that the election to the State Duma, which was held in the Russian Federation on 17-19 September, took place in the context of restrictions on civil and political rights.
On 19-22 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will participate in the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly and in a number of high-level events in New York, the United States of America, as part of a delegation led by the President of Lithuania Gitanas Nausėda. At the same time, the 30th anniversary of Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia’s membership of the UN will be celebrated.
On September 17th, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the International Organizations in Vienna Ambassador Mr. Vaidotas Verba presented his letter of credence to the Executive Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), Dr. Robert Floyd.
On September 17, in Geneva‘s Palace of Nations the Baltic States celebrated the 30th anniversary of the accession to the United Nations and Centenary of their accession to the League of Nations.
On 16 September in Washington, D.C., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with entrepreneurs from American companies that operate in the sectors of defence, financial services, cybersecurity, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and human resource management. These companies either operate or plan their activities in Lithuania.
On 15 September, the Ambassador Gediminas Varvuolis bestowed upon the Mayor of Hiratsuka Katsuhiro Ochiai the Lithuanian State decoration – the Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit for Lithuania. The Mayor Ochiai was awarded for the active promotion and development of bilateral cooperation between Japan and Lithuania in the field of culture, sports and youth exchange. Support of Hiratsuka – the host town of the Lithuanian Olympic and Paralympic team, provided to Lithuanian athletes was indispensable in preparation for Tokyo 2020 Games.
September 23, the anniversary of the liquidation of the Vilnius ghetto in 1943, is commemorated as the National Day of Remembrance of the Genocide of Lithuanian Jews.
On 15 September in Paris, the Permanent Delegate of Lithuania to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Jolanta Balčiūnienė presented her letters of credence to UNESCO's Director-General Audrey Azoulay.
On 15 September, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Egypt Artūras Gailiūnas presented his letters of credence to the President of Egypt Abdul Fattah al-Sisi during an official ceremony at the Presidential Palace.
On 15 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss the region's security challenges posed by autocratic regimes to democracy.
On 15 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius attended the Nordic-Baltic Eight (NB8) Foreign Ministers' meeting in Helsinki, Finland. At the meeting, the NB8 Foreign Ministers discussed items on the international agenda important for our region, including the difficult situation in Afghanistan, the role of international organisations (e.g., the OSCE, the UN, the HRC) in strengthening international security, security challenges posed by climate change, measures to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, and other relevant issues.
On 14 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis began his working visit to the United States with meetings in the U.S. Congress. With members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, Landsbergis discussed issues related to strengthening transatlantic relations, bilateral economic cooperation, regional and global security, including the Belarusian regime's attempts to instrumentalize migration, pressure from China over Lithuania's decision to strengthen economic ties with Taiwan, as well as the situation in Ukraine, Cuba, and Venezuela.
On 13 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius met with the Austrian Federal Minister for the European Union and Constitution Karoline Edtstadler. The meeting focused on the EU's joint response to the challenges of irregular migration, the state of play of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the rule of law, climate change, relations with China, the management of COVID-19, and other issues of bilateral relations.
On September 13, Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the International Organizations in Vienna, Ambassador Mr Vaidotas Verba, presented his letter of credence to the Director-General/ Executive Director of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)/ United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Ms Ghada Fathi Waly.