It is in our interests to foster a good neighborly relationship with Belarus built on mutual respect and trust. However, this also depends on the will and actions of our neighboring country.
On 14 July, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis, the United States Ambassador to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist, other officials from Lithuania’s Foreign Ministry and the U.S. Embassy took part in a cargo departure event.
On 13 July, at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania, Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor in the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers Diego García-Sayán and condemned Russia's actions against Lithuanian justice officials who had investigated the tragic and complex January 13 case.
On 13 July in Brussels, the Foreign Affairs Council discussed relations between the EU and Latin America and the Caribbean, in particular how the EU could support the region, the EU-Turkey relations and current affairs, including situations in Libya, Hong Kong, Venezuela, and the Middle East peace process.
On 13 July, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Croatia Jūratė Raguckienė presented her letters of credence to the President of North Macedonia Stevo Pendarovski.
On 15 July, Lithuania will send essential medical supplies for combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to the United States of America. The medical devices were manufactured in Lithuania.
On 10 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Minister of Economy of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov chaired the sixth remote meeting of the Lithuania-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation.
On 10 July, at the 44th session of the Human Rights Council, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania, Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor in the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Belarus, Anaïs Marin.
On 10 July, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Croatia Jūratė Raguckienė presented her letters of credence to the President of Montenegro Milo Đukanović in Podgorica.
On July 9, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic countries during the Human Rights Council‘s Interactive dalogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Rights to Freedom of Peaceful Assembly and of Association Mr Clément Nyaletsossi Voule.
On 7-10 July, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Ambassador Vidmantas Purlys attends the 94th session of the Executive Council of the OPCW in The Hague. The most important item on the Council’s agenda – the first report of 8 April by the OPCW Investigation and Identification Team (IIT), which concluded that units of the Syrian Arab Air Force had used chemical weapons in Syria in March 2017.
On 7 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a virtual roundtable “Ukraine Reforms: What Next?” that was organized by Chatham House. The event took stock of what had been achieved over the recent years and analyzed the upcoming reform agenda.
On 7 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius bade farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Finland to Lithuania Christer Gustaf Michelsson.
On 6 July, the Ambassador of Lithuania to Croatia Jūratė Raguckienė presented copies of her letters of credence to the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Macedonia Andrej Zernovski.
On 3 July, the Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health Professor Dainius Pūras presented his last annual report to the UN Human Rights Council.