On 24-26 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with his Austrian counterpart Alexander Schallenberg and the Romanian Foreign Minister Bogdan Aurescu, will visit the South Caucasus, as mandated by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.
On 19 June, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius addressed the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe held in Strasbourg.
Lithuania regrets Russia's decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies in December this year, calls on the country to reconsider this action and to return to the full compliance with the Treaty.
On 17 June, at the Permanent Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in answer to Russia’s distorted narrative on the Second World War, Lithuania drew attention to the dangers of using historical revisionism as a tool of state policy.
In order to support the efforts of the United Nations (UN) in the field of human rights, Lithuania has allocated 15 thousand euros to the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU).
Statement by Lithuania on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden at the UNGA debate on the “Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia”.
On 16 June in Brussels, the Coreper approved a new package of sanctions against the physical persons and legal entities (78 individuals and 7 companies), who are responsible for systematic human rights violations and repression in Belarus, as well as involved in the forced landing of a Ryanair aircraft in Minsk and the detention of Raman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega.
On 14 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius attended the informal video conference of development ministers, which EU Development Ministers informally exchanged views on middle-income countries (MICs)- development in transition, and human development.
On June 8, Lithuania, together with the co-chairs of the United Nations Group of Friends for the Protection of Journalists, France and Greece, and members of the Group released a Joint Statement on the detention by the Belarusian authorities of journalist Raman Pratasevich and Sofia Sapega.
On 7 June, the Lithuanian diplomat Justina Krutulytė was elected as Vice-Chair of the Sixth Committee (Legal) of the United Nations General Assembly. She will represent the Eastern Europe Regional Group, which has 23 members, at the 76th session of the General Assembly that is to begin in September 2021.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is visiting Copenhagen, Denmark, where he, together with his counterparts from Estonia, Latvia, and Denmark, attended a conference on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and the Baltic states, and the 30th anniversary of their re-establishment. The event was opened by the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.
This year, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Denmark and Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, determined to further consolidate the strong relationship and close friendship that our countries have enjoyed to date. While we are connected by geography, we are also bound together by common values, mutual interests as well as extensive economic and cultural relations and people-to-people contacts.
Lithuania stands in solidarity with Italy, which is under migratory pressure, so it has decided to voluntarily relocate 10 more persons in need of international assistance to Lithuania.
On 1 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas attended the Part I of the two-part 2021 Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM), which was chaired by the United States and gathered leaders and Ministers to honour the past, address the present, and celebrate the future under the theme of “Shared Values: Building a Green and Inclusive Future”.
On 1 June in Vilnius, the Foreign Ministers and high-level representatives of the Council of the Baltic Sea States (CBSS) met in a video conference to conclude Lithuania's Presidency of the organisation.