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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announces that the information in the international media that the administration of the United States of America has allegedly requested the country to change the name of the Taiwanese representative office in Vilnius is false.

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On 19 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Vice Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani, who is paying an official visit to Vilnius. The meeting focused on important items on bilateral and international agendas, the security situation in the South Caucasus region, and Georgia's integration into the European Union and NATO.

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On 18 January, the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other International Organizations in Geneva Ambassador Darius Staniulis presented the Letters of Credence to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva H.E. Ms Tatiana Valovaya.

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On 16 January, during his visit to Baghdad, Iraq, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Khadimi and the Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein.

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On 14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the new German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock on the margins of the informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest, France. The meeting focused on bilateral issues, the key challenges facing the region and a possible joint EU response to China’s economic pressure.

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On 14 January, at the informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest, France, Foreign Ministers discussed the EU’s relationship with China and EU's response to its unilateral use of economic and trade instruments for exerting political pressure.

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On 13 January, during an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest, France, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis together with EU Foreign Ministers discussed the  the security situation in the European Union’s Eastern Neighbourhood and the EU's work on a Strategic Compass, which seeks to provide an enhanced politico-strategic direction for EU security and defence.

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On 13-14 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is attending an informal meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the European Union (Gymnich) in Brest (Finistère, Brittany), France. The meeting is hosted by the French Presidency of the Council of the EU.

Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs » Multilateral Relations » European Union »

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania announces that, as the situation in Kazakhstan is stabilising, the VFS Global Visa Application Centers in Nur-Sultan and Almaty will resume to work on 13 January and will provide a full range of consular services to Lithuanian citizens.

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On 11 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Franziska Brantner, Parliamentary State Secretary in Germany's Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action, and discussed China’s economic pressure on Lithuania, as well as the European Union's possible common decisions and measures in response to China’s economic pressure on one of the EU member states.

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On 7 January, Foreign Vice-Minister Egidijus Meilūnas attended an extraordinary remote meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers to discuss the security situation in Europe in connection with the deployment of Russian troops near Ukraine and to conduct consultations before the intended contact of NATO and its allies with Russia, including the NATO-Russia Council scheduled for 12 January.

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In view of the unrest in some cities in Kazakhstan, which has escalated into protests and clashes with the police, as well as the imposition of a state of emergency and a curfew until 19 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly recommends not travelling to Kazakhstan.

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On 7 January, Foreign Vice-Minister Egidijus Meilūnas will participate in an extraordinary remote meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers.

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On the evening of 3 January, Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis spoke by telephone with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the Foreign Ministers of the Bucharest Nine (B9) countries.

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Today, on 2 January, 98 Iraqi citizens left Lithuania for Iraq on a charter flight, volunteering to return to their homeland. This is the first charter flight from Lithuania to return people who crossed the Lithuanian border illegally to their country of origin because they have not been granted asylum.

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