Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America do not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called “presidential elections” held in Georgia’s Abkhazia region on March 22, 2020.
The Foreign Ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia and the State Secretary of Norway discussed over the video conference today the response to the situation caused by the spread of COVID-19 corona virus.
On 11 March Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with Philip Thomas Reeker, the United States of America Assistant Secretary of State, where they discussed relevant issues of transatlantic cooperation and regional security including partner efforts in countering disinformation and attempts to rewrite history.
On 10 March, on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the Restoration of the Independence of Lithuania, Vilnius held the Bucharest Nine (B9) meeting of the foreign ministers of Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary. Delegates from the United States of America and NATO attended the meeting as guests. Gitanas Nausėda, President of the Republic of Lithuania, greeted the participants in the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.
On 8 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, met with Ministers and officially opened the Lithuanian Embassy in the UAE.
Having gathered in Vilnius on 5–6 March, experts in various fields appealed to the international community and urged it to provide traumatised societies with means to heal their wounds.
Lithuania welcomes the start of the criminal trial on the 9th of March against the four suspects, who are facing criminal charges in the downing of Flight MH17 over the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine.
On 6 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the Extraordinary Meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Zagreb, Croatia. The meeting that was organized upon the request of Greece focused on the humanitarian crisis in Syria, the eruption of tensions along Greece's land border with Turkey, and a political solution to the Syrian crisis.
On 10 and 11 March, the Foreign Ministers of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Romania, Poland, Slovakia, and Bulgaria will take part in the Bucharest 9 meeting in Vilnius. The event will also be attended by special guests: the U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of State and NATO’s Assistant Secretary General for Defense Policy and Planning.
On 5 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs Ministers (Gymnich) in Zagreb, which focused on the EU’s common policy towards Russia.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Skopje, North Macedonia, and the Albanian capital of Tirana together with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland Jacek Czaputowicz, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkēvičs, and the Undersecretary for European Affairs at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Märt Volmer.
We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Latvia, Lithuania and Poland as well as the Estonian Undersecretary for European Affairs, having paid a joint visit to North Macedonia and Albania on 3-5 March 2020, express our determined and unequivocal support for the European aspirations of the Western Balkan states and the firm, merit-based prospect of their full European Union membership.
On 27 February, the annual Development Cooperation Conference took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania. The event focused on Lithuania’s development cooperation policy and results.
On 27 February in Ottawa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius kicked off his overseas visit meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada François-Philippe Champagne and the Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan.