Foreign affairs

International Women's Conference in Vilnius - Women's Economic EmpowermentFREE

Thursday, May 25, 2017 19:47
The Indian Minister of State for External Affairs, Mr. Mobashar Jawed Akbar summed up the essence of empowering women with "You cannot be an empowered nation without gender equality", at the International Women's Conference in Vilnius on Thursday.

India considers opening embassy in Lithuania

Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:54
India
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India is considering opening an embassy in Lithuania, Mobashar Akbar, the country's minister of state for external affairs, said in Vilnius on Thursday.

Minister of State for External Affairs of India visiting Lithuania for the first timeFREE

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:24
Mr M. J. Akbar, Minister of State for External Affairs, Government of India, and his delegation will be visiting Lithuania from 24 May, 2017, to 27 May, 2017. This will be Mr Akbar's first visit to Lithuania in his present assignment.

Ukrainian defense minister in Vilnius: Russia building up forces at Ukraine's border

Friday, May 19, 2017 11:17
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Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak has said in Vilnius that Russia had stationed thousands of troops in Eastern Ukraine and was building up its capabilities at the border, which indicates Moscow's aggressive plans.

Lithuania will continue support to Ukraine's defense, security reforms - Foreign Minister

Friday, May 19, 2017 11:04
Lithuania will continue supporting Ukraine's ongoing defense and security reforms, Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius said after meeting with Ukraine's Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak in Vilnius on Thursday.

Khodorkovsky, other Kremlin critics to attend this week's Vilnius Russia Forum

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 09:55
More than 100 politicians, civil society activists, academicians and journalists from various countries are expected to attend the fourth Vilnius Russia Forum to be held in the Lithuanian capital this week, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Growing ties with Thailand opens opportunities for businesses

Monday, May 15, 2017 10:28
During a visit in Thailand, Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that strengthening friendship between the two countries opens opportunities for business and the nations.

President leaves for visit to Southeast Asia

Friday, May 12, 2017 11:49
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on Friday for a visit to Thailand and Indonesia.

Grybauskaitė congratulates South Korea's president-elect

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 15:10
Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė has extended congratulations to President Moon Jae-in on his victory in the presidential election of the Republic of Korea.

Lithuania readying to build fence on border with RussiaFREE

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 10:04
Lithuania's State Border Guard Service has signed a contract with a contractor on building the protective fence on the border with the Russian Kaliningrad region.

French political priorities will be visible after Govt appointment - ambassador in Vilnius

Monday, May 8, 2017 14:18
Political priorities of France will be more visible after appointment of the government, the country's Ambassador to Lithuania Philippe Jeantaud said after pro-European centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron won the presidential elections.

Lithuanian team finds illegal shipment of weapons as part of EU operation Sophia

Thursday, May 4, 2017 13:19
Lithuanian soldiers taking part in the EU's anti-migrant smuggling operation Sophia have found an illegal shipment of weapons, the Lithuanian Defence Ministry said on Thursday.

Lithuania again supports Israel at UNESCO in dispute with Palestine (1)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 09:54
Lithuania on Tuesday voted against the resolution at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which condemns Israel's actions in Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip.

Trump hails Lithuania's commitment to boost defence spending (6)

Friday, April 28, 2017 16:53
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The United States President Donald Trump has applauded the Lithuanian commitment to raise defence spending and reach the NATO-prescribed margin of 2 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP).

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,
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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
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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
Washington
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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.