Foreign affairs

Amid concerns in Brussels, Lithuanian president hails US Congress sanctions for Russia

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 17:58
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Wednesday welcome the plans of the US Congress to introduce new sanctions on Russia, which can have an impact on the energy sector.

Lithuania moving culture attache to US from Washington to New York

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 15:16
New York
DELFI / Mindaugas Jackevičius
Lithuania's government has given a green light to having its cultural attache to the US reside in New York rather than in Washington D.C.

Government considers replacing economic attache with specialized envoys

Monday, July 24, 2017 12:09
In an effort to attract more investments and protect Lithuania's interest abroad, the government has come up with an idea of replacing commercial attaches working in embassies with specialized envoys of institutions.

Ambassador to Japan moving to Ireland

Monday, July 24, 2017 11:38
Lithuanian diplomat Egidijus Meilūnas is completing his ambassadorial term in Japan and should be appointed as diplomatic envoy to Ireland.

Lithuania updates OECD on membership progress (1)

Friday, July 21, 2017 11:45
Lithuania presented its progress on implementation of the recommendations for membership in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to members of the organization in Vilnius on Thursday, the government said.

Foreign Ministry may tighten recommendations on cooperation with Russia

Thursday, July 20, 2017 10:33
Following a trip to Russia by a group of young Lithuanians that included visits to war museums and meetings with members of a pro-Kremlin biker club, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry will consider tightening its recommendations on cooperation with the neighboring country's authorities, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius said on Thursday.

Foreign Minister says its mobile app for travelers downloaded 13,000 times

Thursday, July 20, 2017 09:10
The Lithuanian Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that over 13,000 users had downloaded its mobile application for travelers, named Travel Safely, in two months.

Lithuania wants to move culture attache to US from Washington to New York

Monday, July 10, 2017 09:47
Lithuania's Culture Ministry wants the country's culture attache to reside in New York instead from the current location of Washington D.C.

President Grybauskaitė tells Trump about regional security, Astravyets N-plant

Thursday, July 6, 2017 17:50
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė told US President Donald Trump at the summit of Central and Eastern European leaders in Warsaw on Thursday about the importance of regional security and the threats of the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant (NPP).

President Grybauskaitė to meet with US president in Warsaw

Thursday, July 6, 2017 09:45
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė is scheduled to meet with US President Donald Trump in Warsaw on Thursday in the framework of the Three Seas Initiative summit.

Government gives go-ahead to appointment of 4 new ambassadors

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 14:10
Lithuania's government on Wednesday gave a green light to the designation of new ambassadors to Norway, Canada, Estonia and the United Kingdom.

Lithuanian president to meet with US president in Warsaw

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 14:50
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė will take part in a meeting between leaders of Central and East European nations and US President Donald Trump in Warsaw on Thursday.

Norkus should become Lithuania's ambassador to UK

Monday, July 3, 2017 12:12
Diplomat Renatas Norkus should become Lithuania's new ambassador to the United Kingdom, which is leaving the European Union (EU).

Lithuania to send more troops to Afghanistan

Friday, June 30, 2017 11:53
As NATO prepares to send more troops to Afghanistan, Lithuania also plans to increase its contingent in the volatile Central Asian country.

US vice president to meet with Baltic leaders in Estonia

Friday, June 30, 2017 10:43
US Vice President Mike Pence will meet with the leaders of the three Baltic countries, including Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, in Estonia in late July, the White House said on Thursday.

Government approves Semaška as next ambassador to Germany

Thursday, June 29, 2017 09:15
Darius Semaška, Lithuania's outgoing ambassador to the Netherlands and a former chief foreign policy advisor to President Dalia Grybauskaitė, is proposed as the country's new envoy in Germany.

Seimas' speaker Pranckietis going to US

Monday, June 26, 2017 10:22
Lithuania's Parliamentary Speaker Viktoras Pranckietis is going to Washington D.C. early this week to attend a meeting of Nordic and Baltic parliamentary speakers with top-ranking US officials.

Lithuanian, Angolan Foreign Ministers agree on political consultations

Friday, June 23, 2017 17:59
Angola's Foreign Minister Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti, who is visiting Lithuania for the first time, and Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius signed a memorandum of understanding on the establishment of a mechanism for bilateral consultations in Vilnius on Friday.

Lithuania hands note to Belarus over airspace violation

Friday, June 23, 2017 09:53
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Thursday handed a diplomatic note to Belarus over violation of its airspace, calling to explanation over the incident and urging to prevent such incidents in the future.

Angolan foreign minister to visit Lithuania

Thursday, June 22, 2017 11:05
Angolan Foreign Minister Georges Rebelo Pinto Chikoti is to pay a working visit to Vilnius on Thursday.

Mexico's honorary consulate opens in Vilnius

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 13:43
Mexico's honorary consulate, headed by Ieva Kubiliene, a lawyer, was opened in Vilnius on Tuesday, the Foreign Ministry said.

Defense Minister expects Trump to dispel doubts on US commitments during visit to Poland

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 13:33
Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis expects US President Donald Trump to dispel any remaining doubts over the US commitment to NATO's collective defense clause during his visit to Poland next month.

Lithuanian language learning opportunities in Kaliningrad on decline - daily

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:51
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The number of schools in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad that are offering Lithuanian-language courses, even as an extracurricular option, is declining at a fast rate, the daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on Tuesday.

NATO jets escort 32 Russian aircraft over Baltic Sea in this year's busiest week

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 09:04
NATO fighter jets serving in the Alliance's air-policing mission in the Baltic countries were scrambled nine times last week to identify and escort Russian military aircraft in international airspace over the Baltic Sea.

Defense Chief in Germany to discuss service of troops, acquisitions

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:42
Lithuania's Chief of Defense Lieutenant General Jonas Vytautas Zukas is visiting Germany to discuss the service of the country's troops in Lithuania and acquisition of equipment.

Economy Minister visiting US

Monday, June 19, 2017 16:38
Lithuania's Economy Minister Mindaugas Sinkevicius left for the United States on Sunday to meet with Lithuanian and US business figures.

Foreign Minister slams efforts to block Istanbul deal amid religious reasoning

Friday, June 16, 2017 15:19
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius on Friday urged members of the parliament to ratify the so-called Istanbul Convention against abuse of women.

Lithuania becomes associate member of CERN

Friday, June 16, 2017 15:12
The Council of the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) has taken a decision in favor of Lithuania's associate membership in the organization, the Lithuanian president's office said on Friday.

NATO secretary general to visit Baltics next week

Friday, June 16, 2017 13:41
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg is coming to Latvia and Lithuania next week.