Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linkevičius met on Monday with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Washington to discuss the countries' strategic partnership.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius meeting US Secretary of State John Kerry Photo Ludo Segers

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