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In the evening of 23 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis informed the EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Vice-President of the European Commission Josep Borrell about the latest provocations by Belarus against the EU and Lithuania.

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Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis and NATO's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg had a telephone conversation, and discussed the situation at the Lithuanian state border with Belarus.

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Tonight, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis had a telephone conversation with the Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein and once again urged him to address the problem of the air transport channel for irregular migration between Baghdad and Minsk.

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On 22 July, the Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Inga Černiuk and the Rector of Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Prof. Dr. Eugenijus Valatka signed a cooperation agreement between the Foreign Ministry and KTU.

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On 20 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis discussed challenges posed by flows of illegal migrants from Belarus to Lithuania and thanked our EU partners for their solidarity and support at a meeting with the EU Ambassadors, who are residing in and accredited to Lithuania.

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania informs that it has received a notification from Taipei that a Taiwanese representative office will be opened in Lithuania. It will start its activities as soon as the head of the office arrives already this summer.

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On 16 July, Lithuania informed the Permanent Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) of a sharp increase in the number of third country nationals illegally crossing the state border from Belarus into Lithuania over the past two months. 

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In Iraq, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis and his Iraqi counterpart Fuad Hussein agreed to work together to tackle the irregular migrant crisis.

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The MFA informs about adoption by the Seimas of the amendments to the Law on the Legal Status of Aliens and the accompanying legislation (Draft No XIVP-719(2)), thereby providing for faster processing of asylum applications and restricting some of the rights of asylum seekers in cases where the state is not in a position to guarantee their rights due to a state of war or state of emergency, as well as emergency or an emergency event due to the mass influx of foreigners. 

On 12 July, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas sent letters to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Mr. Filippo Grandi and the Director General of the International Organization for Migration Mr. António Vitorino in which he provided detailed information on the increased flow of third-country irregular migrants from Belarus to Lithuania and asked respective organizations to react in accordance with their mandates.

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In the evening of 13 July in Ankara, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with the Chancellor of the Government Giedrė Balčytytė and the Vice-Minister of the Interior Arnoldas Abramavičius, met with Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the Minister of the Interior Süleyman Soylu. The main purpose of the visit to Ankara was to take joint action to stop the flow of illegal migrants to Lithuania from Belarus, to prevent the emergence of a new illegal migration route to Lithuania through Belarus, and to put an end to the existing criminal human smuggling schemes.

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On 13 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with the Chancellor of the Government Giedrė Balčytytė and the Vice-Minister of the Interior Arnoldas Abramavičius, left for Ankara to meet with Turkey's Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the Minister of the Interior Süleyman Soylu. During the visit, joint actions to prevent the Belarusian regime's hybrid war activities against Lithuania, where illegal migration is used as a weapon, will be discussed.

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On 11 July, snap parliamentary elections were held in Moldova. According to international observers, the elections were well organised, competitive and in line with essential international standards. On the election day, the voting process was calm, transparent and generally evaluated positively.

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On 12 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the EU's Foreign Affairs Council in Brussels and stressed the importance of the EU's solidarity with Lithuania, which was dealing with the Belarusian regime's migratory pressure, and proposed considering measures for the EU's joint response.

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