Foreign affairs

Lithuania hopes to hold natl day in Forbidden City Museum in Beijing

Monday, April 24, 2017 10:39
The Day of Lithuania dedicated to the country's 100-year anniversary should be held in the Forbidden City Museum in Beijing next year.

Lithuania set to ratify EU-Canada free trade agreement

Monday, April 24, 2017 09:12
Lithuania is readying to ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) signed between the European Union (EU) and Canada last October.

Irish Minister in Vilnius: it is realistic to agree on Brexit within 2 years

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 16:26
During a visit to Lithuania the Irish Minister of in the European Union for state Dara Murphy says that many studies have been done on Brexits impact for the economy of Ireland and all of them have shown that the country will have losses. Dublin has taken steps to diversify trade and business relations.

Developments in North Korea, Syria threaten world peace - Grybauskaitė

Friday, April 14, 2017 17:25
The latest developments in North Korea and Syria heighten international tensions and jeopardize world peace, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė said at a meeting with China's Parliamentary Speaker Zhang Dejiang in Vilnius on Friday.

Lithuanian citizens in South Korea advised to take precautionary measures

Friday, April 14, 2017 16:47
Lithuania's Foreign Ministry on Friday urged the country's citizens currently in South Korea to take precautionary measures amid the heightened tensions between the United States and North Korea.

China's Parliament speaker coming to Lithuania

Friday, April 14, 2017 12:04
China's Parliamentary Speaker Zhang Dejiang, the third-highest official in China's Communist Party, is coming to Lithuania next week.

Working together for common developmentFREE

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 08:32
H. E. Mr. Wei Ruixing, Chinese Ambassador to Lithuania,
With snow melting away, grass germinating and trees unfolding buds, Lithuania in April is surrounded by gentle aroma of early spring. In such beautiful season, H. E. Mr. Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress of China, is soon to pay an official visit to the Republic of Lithuania at the invitation of H. E. Prof. Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, H. E. Mr. Wei Ruixing, Chinese Ambassador to Lithuania wrote on the eve of the Chinese Speaker’s Official Visit to the Republic of Lithuania.

China's Parliament speaker expected in Lithuania next week

Friday, April 7, 2017 15:31
People's Republic of China flags
Xinhua / Photoshot
China's Parliamentary Speaker Zhang Dejiang, the third-highest official in China's Communist Party, is coming to Lithuania next week.

Grybauskaitė: Syrian, Russian leaders must know red lines

Friday, April 7, 2017 14:23
The air strikes on Syria by the United States was a due response to the deadly chemical attacks, which the Western world blames on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al Assad, says Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Lithuania understands necessity of US air strikes in Syria - ForMin

Friday, April 7, 2017 12:17
Lithuania fully understands why the United States air strikes in Syria were necessary in response to chemical attacks, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius stated on Friday.

Seimas committee to mull threats with US defense intelligence chief

Friday, April 7, 2017 10:08
Asmeninis archyvas
Members of the Lithuanian parliamentary National Security and Defence Committee will meet with the chief of the United States Defence Intelligence Agency on Friday.

India and Lithuania celebrate their ‘personal bond’ with Kolkata at the heart of itFREE

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 14:44
Hon’ble Governor of West Bengal, Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, released a book “India and Lithuania: A Personal Bond” in Kolkata on Monday (3 April). Lithuanian Ambassador Laimonas Talat-Kelpša and other high dignitaries also attended the event at the iconic Oxford Bookstore on Park Street.

US administration grateful to Baltic states for quality partnership - Linkevičius

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 10:14
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said at a meeting with Baltic foreign ministers that he was grateful to the countries for high-quality partnership, Lithuania's diplomacy chief Linas Linkevičius says.

Baltic ministers to discuss security issues with Tillerson in WashingtonFREE

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 10:02
The Baltic foreign ministers will meet with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Washington on Tuesday to discuss security issues.

Foreign Minister in US to discuss further actions of anti-ISIS coalition

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:49
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending a meeting of the US-led coalition against the Islamic State group in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

US House Speaker Ryan expected to visit Baltics next month

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 11:23
US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan, America's third-ranking official after the president and vice-president, is expected to come to one of the Baltic countries next month, the media and diplomats have said.

Seimas reiterates call on Russia to end Crimea occupation (2)

Friday, March 17, 2017 11:16
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The Lithuanian parliament on Thursday reiterated its call on Russia to end the occupation of Crimea.

Govenment to decide on EUR 3 mln in support to poor countries

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:22
The Lithuanian Cabinet of ministers will Wednesday decide on raising the support to impoverished countries of the world.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets the pressFREE

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 10:14
On 8 March 2017, the Fifth Session of the 12th National People's Congress held a press conference, where Foreign Minister Wang Yi answered questions from domestic and foreign media on China's foreign policy and external relations.

Poland not among priorities of Seimas' diplomacy

Monday, March 13, 2017 11:08
Although all of Lithuania's biggest political parties emphasized before the 2016 elections the need to resume the relations with Poland, the Seimas board has not listed the aspiration among the main goals of parliamentary diplomacy, news portal said.

Lithuania, Poland destined to cooperate - Walesa

Monday, March 13, 2017 10:34
Poland's former president Lech Walesa at the Baltic and Black Sea Forum in Kaunas
DELFI / Konstantin Ameliuškin
Lithuania and Poland are destined to cooperate, says Poland's former president Lech Walesa, the leader of the Solidarity movement and the winner of the Nobel Prize for peace.

Baltic states not among top 10 interests of new US Admin – US analyst

Friday, March 3, 2017 12:25
The security of the Baltic states is not among the top 10 issues on the agenda of the new US presidential administration, says US defence expert Samuel Gardiner.

Foreign Minister off to US to meet new presidential admin officials (1)

Monday, February 20, 2017 11:45
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius is Monday leaving for the United States to meet with United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres and officials of the US President Donald Trump's administration.

US state secretary congratulates Lithuania on Restoration of State Day

Thursday, February 16, 2017 18:33
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has congratulated Lithuania on the Day of Restoration of State, emphasizing the security cooperation between the two countries.

PM Skvernelis: Natl interests shouldn't be sacrificed for backstage pacts

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 09:56
Interests of countries should not be sacrificed for backstage agreements, however, Lithuania has confidence in the United States, Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said in Brussels on Tuesday.

Lithuania-Russia cooperation possible only after aggression in Ukraine stops

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:49
Full-fledged cooperation between Lithuania and Russia will only be possible after Moscow stops its aggression against Ukraine and resolves other important issues, Lithuanian Deputy Foreign Minister Darius Skusevičius said after meeting with Russia's ambassador to Vilnius, Alexander Udaltsov, on Monday.

Trump congratulates Lithuania, with focus on Ukraine, defence spending, fighting ISIS

Friday, February 10, 2017 11:17
US President Donald Trump has congratulated Lithuania on the upcoming independence anniversary, thanking for its support to Ukraine and commending for the growing defence spending.

Lithuania strives for victory in race over Belarusian N-plant

Friday, February 10, 2017 10:19
Darius Degutis, Lithuania's ambassador-at-large coordinating the country's position and steps regarding the Astravyets Nuclear Power Plant under construction in Belarus, says that his key mission is to achieve that the plant is built safely or its construction is stopped completely, and to show the real situation in Astravyets to EU partners.

Lithuania trusts US new administration - Grybauskaitė

Thursday, February 9, 2017 16:29
The United States demonstrate commitment to the obligations to partners, therefore, Lithuania has full confidence in the new US administration, says Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

President sees Trump's immigration ban as questionable

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 15:07
President Donald Trump
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Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has dismissed as questionable US President Donald Trump's ban on entry of citizens of some Muslim countries.