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On 15 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with the Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkēvičs and the Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Eva-Maria Liimets, will be paying a visit to Kyiv on Thursday. The Foreign Ministers will take an early morning flight from Vilnius on Thursday.

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On 13 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis had a telephone conversation with NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and discussed Russia’s provocative actions - the military build-up near Ukraine's eastern border and in the illegally occupied Crimea.

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On 13 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas met with the Ambassador of Ukraine to Lithuania Volodymyr Yatsenkivskyi and discussed the situation in eastern Ukraine, the region's security situation, as well as bilateral and multilateral cooperation.

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On 9 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis received the Ambassador of Finland to Lithuania Arja Inkeri Makkonen.

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On 8 April in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the outgoing Ambassador of Armenia to Lithuania Tigran Mkrtchyan.

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In a meeting with the Ambassadors of Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Spain's Chargés d'affaires ad interim residing in Lithuania on 8 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis stressed the priority of Lithuania’s foreign policy to expand the space of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights both within the European Union and beyond.

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On 8 April, on the occasion of the Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah ve HaGevurah), the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis paid tribute to the victims of the Holocaust at the Paneriai Memorial. The Foreign Minister noted that a big layer of the Lithuanian culture and identity had been destroyed during the Holocaust, but each lost life was of the greatest importance. Therefore, the memory must be cherished and passed on to future generations.

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To support the efforts of the United Nations in the field of human rights, Lithuania has allocated 30 thousand euros to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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On 7 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain Arancha González Laya, who is visiting Vilnius. The Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral relations, security situation in the region, and the most important items on the EU and international agendas.

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On 7 April the Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain Arancha González Laya will be visiting Vilnius. The meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will focus on bilateral relations, security situation in the region, and the most important items on the EU and international agendas.

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On 1 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis and his Canadian counterpart Marc Garneau discussed topical issues of bilateral and international cooperation.

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On 1 April in New York, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations, Ambassador Audra Plepytė and the Permanent Representative of the Kingdom Eswatini (Swaziland) to the United Nations, Ambassador Melusi Martin Masuku signed a joint communiqué on the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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On April 1, Lithuania, together with the co-chairs of the United Nations Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, France and Greece, released the Joint Statement on the deteriorating situation of journalists in Myanmar. The record number of nearly 80 United Nations Member States and the European Union supported the Joint Statement.

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Ten years ago, millions of Syrians took to the streets of Dara’a, Aleppo and Damascus, calling for democracy and respect of their fundamental rights and basic freedoms. The brutal response by the regime triggered over the span of a decade one of the most serious criminal enterprises and humanitarian crises since the Second World War resulting in more than 400 000 deaths and in countless violations of human rights.

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On 30 March, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas took part in the fifth Brussels Conference 'Supporting the future of Syria and the region' and voiced Lithuania’s support for refugees affected by conflict in Syria and for internally displaced persons. The conference took place in a virtual format. Lithuania's Foreign Vice-Minister also expressed Lithuania’s support for the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Geir O. Pedersen and for a peaceful solution to the Syria conflict, in line with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254, as well as stressed the need to seek accountability for crimes committed in Syria.

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