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  • News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    of America Rolandas Kriščiūnas welcomed the participants News of Representations Lithuanian Embassy in Kyiv hosts a meeting of EU diplomats responsible for implementation of Eastern Partnership policy Added 2016 02 09 On 9 10 February in Ukraine the Embassy of Lithuania in Kyiv organised a visit of the European Union s Ambassadors responsible for the implementation of the Eastern Partnership policy News of Representations Premiere of Lithuanian documentary film on Russia s information aggression held in Brussels Added 2015 12 15 The premiere of the documentary film War 2020 Russia s Information Aggression by Lithuanian filmmakers Martynas Starkus and Jonas Banys was held at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the European Union on 14 December News of Representations Lithuania s Ambassador presents her letters of credence to President of China Added 2015 12 14 On 14 December the Ambassador of Lithuania in China Ina Marčiulionytė presented her letters of credence to the President of China Xi Jinping Bilateral Relations News of Representations Lithuania s Ambassador presents his letters of credence to President of Tajikistan Added 2015 12 10 In a solemn ceremony at the Tajik Presidential Palace on 10 December the Ambassador of Lithuania to Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan Vytautas Naudužas presented his letters of credence to the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon Bilateral Relations News of Representations Lithuanian Honorary Consuls meeting takes place in Ukraine Added 2015 12 08 On 7 December in Kyiv the Embassy of Lithuania held an annual meeting of Lithuania s Honorary Consuls in Ukraine which discussed priorities for cooperation in 2016 Bilateral Relations News of Representations Lithuania seeks to become associate member of CERN Added 2015 12 08 On 7 December the Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva Ambassador Rytis Paulauskas met with representatives of CERN one of the world s largest and most respected centres for scientific research and handed a letter from the Prime Minister of Lithuania Algirdas Butkevičius expressing Lithuania s aim of becoming an associate member of CERN News of Representations Tomas Venclova and Institute of Grand Duchy of Lithuania awarded in Poland Added 2015 12 02 On 1 December in Warsaw a major daily Polish newspaper The Rzeczpospolita gave the Jerzy Giedroyć award to Tomas Venclova the Lithuanian poet translator publicist and a well known figure contributing to the current literary scene in Central and Eastern Europe and to an academic institution the Institute of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania at Vytautas Magnus University News of Representations Photo exhibition Jewish Quarter in Vilnius opened in Oslo Added 2015 11 13 On 12 November the photography exhibition Jewish Quarter in Vilnius was opened at the Lithuanian Embassy in Oslo The guest of honour of the exhibition Israeli Ambassador to Norway Raphael Schutz expressed his satisfaction over active bilateral relations between Lithuania and Israel He also invited the participants to visit Vilnius after having seen the photos News of Representations Issues of women and security discussed at Embassy of Lithuania in Norway

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  • Consultations in Bulgaria focus on more intense cooperation on top foreign policy issues | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    05 03 Minister Linas Linkevičius is meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman All events Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius Minister s agenda cv Twitter News Print RSS Share Facebook Twitter Google plus Consultations in Bulgaria focus on more intense cooperation on top foreign policy issues Created 2016 04 14 Updated 2016 04 15 11 26 On 14 April the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Rolandas Kačinskas took part in the Lithuania Bulgaria bilateral consultations in Sofia and called for stepping up bilateral relations to enhance the representation of interests of the two countries within the European Union NATO and other international forums Meetings with the Political Director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bulgaria Todor Churov focused on the implementation of the EU s Eastern Partnership policy assessment of future prospects for relations with Russia and cooperation within NATO in preparation for the next NATO Summit in Warsaw this summer Both sides stressed that a unified voice of the like minded countries in discussions had never been more important for the EU and NATO The participants of the consultations also discussed the EU s energy policy and prospects for the implementation of major energy infrastructure projects During the visit to Bulgaria Kačinskas also met with representatives of the National Assembly Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 36 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good to speak w MalstromEU in Vilnius TTiP is a must have to our economies about 3 days ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 3 days ago Sakura park in Vilnius honouring Chiune

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  • Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister and U.S. representative discuss Jewish cultural heritage issues | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    All events Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius Minister s agenda cv Twitter News Print RSS Share Facebook Twitter Google plus Lithuania s Foreign Vice Minister and U S representative discuss Jewish cultural heritage Created 2016 04 14 Updated 2016 04 15 10 28 On 14 April in Vilnius the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius met with the U S Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Nicholas Dean The guest from the United States of America commended Lithuania s efforts to safeguard Jewish cultural heritage He took interest in possibilities to present Jewish culture in Lithuania and in the restitution of Jewish private property Bekešius briefed Dean about Lithuania s efforts related to maintenance of Jewish cemeteries the establishment of the Jewish Cultural Route Association in Lithuania that aimed to develop a programme of Jewish cultural tourism in the country YIVO s Vilna Collections project with the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania and the Lithuanian Central State Archives to digitise archival collections as well as the restoration of citizenship to Litvaks Lithuania s Foreign Vice Minister also informed the U S official about the activities of the Commission that was set by the Chancellor of the Government to deal with matters related to the culture and history of the Lithuanian Jews Bekešius who is a member of the Commission assured the U S official that the Commission was ready to address various issues which were important for the Jewish community Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 36 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good to speak w MalstromEU in Vilnius TTiP is a must have to our economies about 3 days ago

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  • Lithuanian Ambassador and Knesset Speaker discuss strengthening Lithuanian-Israeli partnership | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    outgoing Ambassador of Armenia 2016 05 02 to 2016 05 04 Vice Minister Neris Germanas is participating in the Lithuanian Omani bilateral political consultations 2016 05 02 Minister Linas Linkevičius is participating in a government meeting 2016 05 02 Minister Linas Linkevičius is attending an event celebrating the 225th anniversary of the Constitution of May 3 2016 05 03 Minister Linas Linkevičius is meeting with the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Oman All events Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius Minister s agenda cv Twitter News Print RSS Share Facebook Twitter Google plus Lithuanian Ambassador and Knesset Speaker discuss strengthening Lithuanian Israeli partnership Created 2016 04 07 Updated 2016 04 07 16 31 On 5 April the Ambassador of Lithuania to Israel Edminas Bagdonas met with the Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Yoel Edelstein The officials discussed the visit of members of the Seimas Parliament of Lithuania to Israel on 27 30 March and agreed to strengthen the partnership between Lithuania and Israel Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 37 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with LinkeviciusL about a day ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about a day ago LinkeviciusL good talks w MalmstromEU on TTiP importance for EU citizens it d create jobs boost economy about a day ago Good to speak w MalstromEU in Vilnius TTiP is a must have to our economies about 3 days ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 3 days ago Sakura park in Vilnius honouring Chiune Sugihara for saving thousands of lives WWII about 3 days ago Enjoyed frank candid meetings in Chisinau Political life in Moldova definitely isn t boring Moldovamatters about 3 days ago Happy FreedomDay SouthAfrica Congratulations from Lithuania DIRCO ZA Madiba Fredom about 3 days ago 1 5 of all EU high level experts in Moldova are from Lithuania

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  • News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Seimas Parliament of Lithuania to Israel on 27 30 March and agreed to strengthen the partnership between Lithuania and Israel Consular News Bilateral Relations Lithuania s Foreign Ministry strongly condemns terror attacks in Brussels offers condolences to families of victims Added 2016 03 22 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania strongly condemns the terror attacks that were carried out today in Brussels killing innocent people We offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims Consular News Speeches Statements Lithuania opens its Honorary Consulates in India and Finland Added 2016 02 17 On 16 February the 3rd Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in India was officially opened in Kolkata India on the occasion of the Day of the Restoration of the State of Lithuania The Honorary Consulate is headed by a businessman Arvind Kumar Sukhani On 15 February an Honorary Consulate of Lithuania was also opened in Lohja Finland and will be headed by the Managing Director of Savo Consortium for Education Esa Karvinen Consular News Lithuania s 10th Honorary Consulate in Ukraine opens in Kharkiv Added 2015 11 19 Lithuania opened its Honorary Consulate in Ukraine s second city Kharkiv on 18 November Konstantin Tokarev who is a well known entrepreneur in Kharkiv was appointed as the Honorary Consul of Lithuania The opening ceremony was attended by the Ambassador of Lithuania to Ukraine Marius Janukonis heads of local administration and other guests Consular News Bilateral Relations Lithuania Visa Application Center opens in Beijing Added 2015 11 11 On 11 November in Beijing the Embassy of Lithuania in China officially inaugurated the VFS Lithuania Visa Application Center which will allow to extend the collection of visa applications Consular News Bilateral Relations Lithuania opens Honorary Consulate in Ivano Frankivsk Added 2015 10 23 The Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Ivano Frankivsk Ukraine was opened on 22 October It is headed by the Honorary Consul Galina Degtiariova Consular News Bilateral Relations Lithuania opens its second Honorary Consulate in Georgia Added 2015 06 18 On 18 June in Batumi Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Tamar Beruchashvili opened the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania It is headed by Georgian businessman Honorary Consul Temur Ustiashvili with jurisdiction over Adjara Guria and Megrelia Consular News Loading news Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 37 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about

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  • Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration discussed in Vilnius | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    and Mikheil Janelidze When opening the meeting Minister Linkevičius stressed that Lithuania and Georgia shared common values common goals and common understanding of the challenges facing the region and its objectives Linkevičius said he believed that Georgia s strategic objectives were powerful and could not be altered by external forces while the country s ongoing reforms would lead to more security more economic independence more freedom and dignity for the people of Georgia Our joint goal is to build a European prosperous independent Georgia which would have control over its entire territory At the meeting members of the Lithuanian and Georgian Foreign Ministries delegations endorsed their commitment to work towards strengthening the bilateral cooperation between Georgia and the EU seeking to fully implement the Association Agreement and to take greater advantage of the opportunities provided by it Georgia s Foreign Minister stressed that in implementing the 2014 EU Georgia Association Agreement Georgia would seek to improve governance to build trust between the state and society to diversify trade relations and to strengthen links in energy and transport services Lithuania commits to continue to share its reform experience with Georgian authorities and to provide Georgia with necessary expert assistance in delivering various EU and bilateral projects As Georgian citizens look forward to a decision on visa free access to the EU already this year both countries expressed their satisfaction that the European Commission had excellently assessed the significant progress made by Georgia s authorities in the implementation of the Visa Liberalisation Action Plan The members of the Lithuanian delegation acknowledged that Georgia s contribution to NATO operations and missions as well as its broader role in preserving regional security and stability were particularly highly evaluated Georgia will continue undertaking reforms in the fields of defence and security in order to achieve its goals to join NATO Hopefully prospects for Georgia s NATO membership will be reconfirmed at the forthcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw said Lithuania s Foreign Minister Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 37 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/georgias-european-and-euro-atlantic-integration-discussed-in-vilnius (2016-04-30)
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  • Linkevičius gives Pažaislis monastery copy of unique capitula of camaldolese monks as a present | News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Foreign Affairs of Georgia Mikheil Janelidze who came to Lithuania on an official visit are visiting Pažaislis monastery During the visit Minister Linkevičius gave a copy of the unique capitula of the Pažaislis camaldolese monks dating back to the 18th century to the sisters of St Casimir as a present Lithuania and Georgia maintain not only strong friendship mutual respect but also centuries long historical ties Today Lithuania and Georgia once again cement their friendship cultural and historical bridges between our two nations said Minister Linkevičius It is not widely known that the unique manuscripts from the 18th century that tell the story of Pažaislis monastery were preserved in Georgia I am pleased to have the opportunity to give this copy of the manuscripts to Pažaislis monastery and Kaunas County Archives as a present From now on these unique historical documents will be made available to the academic community and the general public said the Minister Georgia s Foreign Minister Janelidze expressed gladness at the opportunity to visit the unique and famous monastery in Pažaislis especially because the Patriarch of Georgia had contributed to fostering its historical heritage The manuscripts that tell the unique part of Lithuania s cultural history and monastic culture during the first half of the 18th century were preserved by the Patriarch Kiryon II of Georgia who saved them when retreating from Lithuania during the early years of the 20th century The manuscripts were digitised on the initiative of the historian Mindaugas Paknys and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Lithuania s Foreign Minister Linkevičius also gave a collection of Lithuanian history books to the library of Pažaislis monastery which is being restored as a present During the visit to Pažaislis monastery the Foreign Ministers also met with representatives of the local authorities and academic community of Kaunas Weekly news from Lithuania Year 2016 Year 2015 Year 2014 Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Year 2015 Year 2014 Useful links Honorary consuls of Lithuania Lithuanian Development Cooperation Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region The Official Gateway of Lithuania Study in Lithuania Social media Subscribe to our newsletters Once a day Once a week Once a month Lithuanian Diplomatic Playbook Twitter feed about 37 minutes ago Daily news from Lithuanian ambassadors around the World is out about 21 hours ago My condolences to Norway UK Italy to the families of the victims of the helicopter crash near Bergen borgebrende about 23 hours ago RT LT MFA Stratcom S Lavrov continues to look for enemies We invite not to about 23 hours ago Ahead of imp date 225y May3Constitution of joint PL LT state best wishes 2 neighbour Shared history LT PLlinks about 23 hours ago While Russia claims fighting terrorism in Syria on legal basis its ally Assad legally bombed second medical facility in just a week about a day ago Celebrating common history with Poland and Europe s first written Constitution 1791 Litwa Polska LTPLlinks about a day ago RT KTUnews KTUlive Lithuanian Research and Industry conference with

    Original URL path: http://uk.mfa.lt/default/en/news/linkevicius-gives-pazaislis-monastery-copy-of-unique-book-by-camaldolese-monks-as-present (2016-04-30)
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  • News | Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    Cultural Diplomacy Lithuania seeks to contribute to initiative to include documents relating to Chiune Sugihara into UNESCO s Memory of the World Register Added 2015 10 30 On 30 October in Vilnius the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius received Japan s Gifu Prefecture Governor Hajime Furuta who was visiting Lithuania The guest informed that Japan was filing an application to UNESCO requesting to include documents relating to the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara into UNESCO s Memory of the World Register Bilateral Relations Cultural Diplomacy Head of Lithuanian diplomacy attends premiere of film about Sugihara stresses relevance of values cherished by the Japanese diplomat Added 2015 10 15 On 14 October the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the premiere of the film titled Persona Non Grata at Vilnius University and underlined the importance of the Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara s deed and ideas cherished by him in today s world The Foreign Minister is also glad that the world premiere was organised namely in Lithuania Cultural events Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Cultural Diplomacy In Šeduva Vice Minister Bekešius stresses importance of Litvak history to Lithuanian heritage Added 2015 10 09 On 9 October 2015 the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius paid tribute to the victims of the mass murder of Jews in the Liaudiškių forest and attended a ceremony of unveiling of the monument to the murdered Jews of Šeduva Cultural events Cultural Diplomacy Vice Minister Bekešius attends events commemorating Chiune Sugihara Added 2015 10 08 On 7 October the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius attended events marking the 75th anniversary of Visas for Life which were organised by the Embassy of Japan in Lithuania Cultural events Cultural Diplomacy Vice Minister Bekešius attends ceremony of unveiling of monument to Mahatma Gandhi and Hermann Kallenbach Added 2015 10 06 On 2 October the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius attended a ceremony of unveiling of the monument to the leader of India s independence movement Mahatma Gandhi and his Litvak friend Hermann Kallenbach in Rusnė Cultural events Cultural Diplomacy Minister Linkevičius meets with representatives of world and American Jewish organizations in New York Added 2015 10 02 During the session of the UN General Assembly on 2 October the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with heads and representatives of major world and American Jewish organizations Activities of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Cultural Diplomacy Sugihara s deed a supreme example of humanism Linkevičius Added 2015 09 11 On 11 September at the Sugihara House in Kaunas the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius attended an informal discussion on educational projects introducing Chiune Sugihara s achievements prospects for cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs the need to raise general public awareness in particular amongst young people on the legacy of Sugihara and other diplomats who saved lives Cultural Diplomacy Lithuania s Foreign Vice Minister congratulates the YIVO

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