aA
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.
US missiles fly to Syria
US missiles fly to Syria
© AP / Scanpix

"The nuclear and ballistic missile tests conducted by North Korea as well as repeated chemical attacks in Syria are increasing international tension and pose a serious threat to peace in the world. Lithuania and China support the UN Security Council resolution that strongly condemns North Korea's nuclear test-firing and places sanctions on this country," the President's Office said in a press release.

Among the other issues on the meeting's agenda was the development of cooperation between the European Union and China. In Grybauskaitė's words, close dialogue with the world's second largest economy and Europe's second largest trading partner is in the interest of Lithuania. Negotiations on the EU-China investment agreement and prospects for concluding an EU-China free trade agreement were also discussed.

|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

First Lithuanian coronavirus patient's family members undergoing tests

The Lithuanian woman, 39, who was diagnosed with the new coronavirus on Friday, evaded contact with...

1st coronavirus case confirmed in Lithuania (1)

The first coronavirus case was confirmed in Lithuania early Friday morning, the country's Health...

Health ministry expands list of risky territories over coronavirus

Lithuania's Health Ministry has put Hong Kong , Iran, South Korea and Singapore onto the list...

Lithuania declares nationwide emergency due to coronavirus threat

The Lithuanian government declared on Wednesday a nationwide emergency in an effort to minimize...

Police chief in Kaunas Zukauskas sacked

Darius Zukauskas , chief of Kaunas County Chief Police Commissariat , has been dismissed from the...

Top news

1st coronavirus case confirmed in Lithuania (1)

The first coronavirus case was confirmed in Lithuania early Friday morning, the country's Health...

Hundreds of fans ask for refund of tickets to Zalgiris' Euroleague game

Several hundred basketball fans have asked for refunds of their tickets to the upcoming Friday game...

First Lithuanian coronavirus patient's family members undergoing tests

The Lithuanian woman, 39, who was diagnosed with the new coronavirus on Friday, evaded contact with...

Health ministry expands list of risky territories over coronavirus

Lithuania's Health Ministry has put Hong Kong , Iran, South Korea and Singapore onto the list...

Vilnius is 7th most accessible city in Europe

Vilnius came in 7th place beating many other European tourist hotspots.

|Maža didelių žinių kaina