On 2 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Luigi Di Maio and the people of Italy on the national holiday – the Republic Day.
Lithuanian Embassy in New Delhi today signed the agreement to fund the production of face masks in Bhutan. The project will supplement Royal Government’s of Bhutan efforts in controlling the spread of COVID-19 and will allow to produce locally 46,000 two and three ply layer masks that primarily will be distributed to the frontline workers and those who need them most.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Georgian Foreign Minister David Zalkaliani on his country’s Independence Day. On 26 May, Georgia marks the 102nd anniversary of the establishment of the first Democratic Republic.
On 20 May, the Government of Lithuania decided to allocate EUR 100,000 in humanitarian aid for the purchase of protective equipment manufactured in Lithuania for medical personnel and staff of other services that are helping to save lives in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
On 12 May, the first Ambassador of Lithuania to the Kingdom of Bahrain Edminas Bagdonas presented his letters of credence to Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani.
On 6 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, and discussed information about the receipt of nuclear fuel at the Ostrovets nuclear power plant (NPP) that had been published in Belarus. The telephone conversation took place on the initiative of L. Linkevičius.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania allocated EUR 50, 000 in humanitarian aid to Palestine refugees, in order to help reduce the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and to demonstrate solidarity with the international community.
On 27 April, Lithuania sent essential medical supplies for combating the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Spain. The country provided humanitarian aid in accordance with the decision of Lithuania’s Government of 8 April and in response to Spain’s request for medical supplies to help fight the pandemic in the country.
On 23 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Ambassador of the United States of America to Lithuania Robert S. Gilchrist held a video conference to discuss bilateral cooperation in response to challenges posed by COVID-19. L. Linkevičius thanked the U.S. for the support Lithuania had received from this country, including medical supplies provided by the U.S. Army.
On 22 April, Lithuania sent essential medical devices including personal protective equipment for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) to Italy. The country provided humanitarian aid in accordance with the decision of the Lithuanian Government of 8 April to its close partner, Italy, in response to its request for face masks and medical gear to help fight the pandemic that has caused a large number of deaths in the country.
On 11 March Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Foreign Affairs, had a meeting with Philip Thomas Reeker, the United States of America Assistant Secretary of State, where they discussed relevant issues of transatlantic cooperation and regional security including partner efforts in countering disinformation and attempts to rewrite history.
On 8 March, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, met with Ministers and officially opened the Lithuanian Embassy in the UAE.
On 27 February in Ottawa, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius kicked off his overseas visit meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada François-Philippe Champagne and the Canadian Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan.
On 25 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Moldova Aureliu Ciocoi in Geneva. The meeting focused on the implementation of the Association Agreement between Moldova and the European Union, Moldova's progress in implementing reforms, cooperation within the United Nations system, and the latest developments in bilateral relations.