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    • v-landsbergio-filmo-pristatymas-62303763.jpg RSS The 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania Added2015.02.15

      On the Occasion

      of the 25th Anniversary of the Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Lithuania

      The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

      requests the pleasure of your company at the meeting with

      First President of Lithuania Prof. Vytautas Landsbergis and Mrs. Gražina Ručytė-Landsbergienė

      Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 5 pm

      The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania

      2622 16 St. NW Washington, DC


      Foreign Policy and diplomacy »
    • Consular services will be provided in Mexico City (Mexico) Added2014.11.14

      The Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania in the United States of America and to the United States of Mexico in cooperation with the Lithuanian Honorary Consulate in Mexico City is launching the Consular Mission to Mexico City on December 4-6, 2014. Consular Services will be provided on Friday, December 5th from 9 am to 5 pm at the premises of the Honorary Consulate of Lithuania in Mexico, located at Avenida Veracruz 62-301 Colonia Roma Norte, México 06700.

      Consular news »
    • a_003.jpg First LNG has already reached Lithuania Added2014.10.28

      On the next day after the official inauguration of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in Klaipeda, the first LNG has already reached Lithuania on October 28, 2014

      Foreign Policy and diplomacy » Economics and business »
    • FSRU_vardas-I_2013 05 03.JPG The United States congratulate a historic milestone in the Baltic states' energy security Added2014.10.27

      On a historic occasion of opening of the Klaipeda Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal on October 27, 2014, the President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaite stressed – „the capacity of the terminal will be sufficient to satisfy the needs of all Baltic States.  If necessary, the Klaipėda LNG terminal can serve and fulfill about 90 percent of the gas supply needs of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia. From now on, nobody will dictate us the price for gas or buy our political will’.

      Economics and business »
    • 2549 - ship transfer from Dry dock to quay No  2 (2).jpg Game Changer: Klaipeda LNG terminal Added2014.10.24

      The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in the Baltic region will be inaugurated on October 27, 2014 in Klaipėda, Lithuania. The terminal will play a vital role for the entire Baltic region and increase its energy security. This marks an end of single supplier's monopoly and provides a possibility to have a functional gas market.  The floating storage and regasification unit has been christened – ‘Independence’.

      Economics and business »
    • Lithuanian contestants for Cherry Blossom Festival Princess Added2014.10.21

      Annual Cherry Blossom Festival, symbolizing enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan will take place on April 5-11, 2015 in Washington, DC with nominees from all 50 states and some foreign countries joining the Cherry Blossom Princess Program - "Aspiring Leadership and Empowering Young Women" - a weeklong opportunity for young women from across the U.S. and around the world to come together and network.

      Cultural diplomacy »
    • timothy_snyder.jpg Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award will be presented to Dr. Timothy Snyder Added2014.10.21

      Dr. Timothy Snyder, author of the book Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin will be awarded with the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star. Ceremony will be followed by Dr. T. Snyder’s lecture "Ukraine, Russia, and Europe".

      Foreign Policy and diplomacy »
    • RSS Linkevičius discusses development of ties with Australian politicians and business representatives Added2015.03.25

      On 25 March in Canberra, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Australia Bronwyn Kathleen Bishop discussed Lithuania’s goal and preparation to join the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) among other bilateral political and economic topics. “Lithuania aims at becoming a member of the OECD and we are grateful for Australia’s support,” said the head of Lithuania’s diplomacy.

      Bilateral Relations » Economic Relations »
    • Lithuanian Foreign Ministry expresses condolences over plane crash in southern France Added2015.03.24

      We are all shocked at the news of the Germanwings plane crash in the area of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in Southern France. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims. We hope this disaster will be thoroughly investigated.


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    • Lithuanian and Australian Foreign Ministers discuss bilateral relations and key international policy issues Added2015.03.23

      At the meeting in Canberra on 23 March with Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius informed her about Lithuania’s preparations and implementation of the Action Plan for joining the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). “Membership in OECD is the most important goal for Lithuania now. I am glad to receive  good evaluation from the Australian colleagues of Lithuania’s efforts to start accession procedures to OECD,” said the head of Lithuania’s diplomacy.

      Bilateral Relations »
    • At the United Nations – first-hand testimonies on violations of human rights in Crimea and eastern Ukraine Added2015.03.23

      On 19 March, the Permanent Mission of Lithuania to the United Nations held an informal meeting of members of the Security Council on the situation in Crimea and eastern Ukraine. According to Permanent Representative of Lithuania to the UN, Ambassador Raimonda Murmokaitė, we see a rapidly deteriorating situation and grave violations of human rights a year after the illegal annexation of Crimea.

      UN Security Council »
    • MFA Statement on decision to decline permission to hold exhibition, dedicated to the anniversary of occupation of Crimea Added2015.03.19

      The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania expresses its disappointment that the representations of Lithuania and Ukraine to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) were not allowed to organise a photo exhibition, dedicated to the anniversary of the illegal occupation and annexation of Ukraine’s Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol at the Conference Centre of the OSCE in Vienna on 19 March.

      News of the Ministry »
    • On the announced signature of a "Treaty on Alliance and Integration" between the Russian Federation and South Ossetia region of Georgia Added2015.03.18

      In the view of announced signature of so-called “treaty” High Representative of the European Union for foreign affairs and security policy Federica Mogherini stated that it “clearly violates Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, principles of international law and the international commitments taken by the Russian Federation, including the 12 August 2008 Agreement and its Implementing Measures of 8 September 2008 and has no legal standing”. High Representative stressed that “the signature of this document on the very day of the 31st round of Geneva International Discussions creates circumstances that do not foster a constructive climate for efforts to improve the security and humanitarian situation on the ground”.

      Speeches, Statements »
    • g.jpg Linkevičius calls for extension of the EU sanctions on Russia Added2015.03.18

      At the General Affairs Council meeting on 17 March in Brussels, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, emphasised the importance of a unified and strong EU policy stance towards Russia. “Russia has openly admitted it has annexed Crimea. Russia fails to comply substantially with the Minsk agreements. For these reasons, the EU should keep up the pressure on Russia. We have to extend the existing sanctions and consider new sanctions if the situation keeps deteriorating,” stressed the Lithuanian Foreign Minister.

      European Union »
    • FAC1.jpg Linkevičius: EU must maintain an ambitious Eastern Partnership agenda Added2015.03.17

      At the Foreign Affairs Council meeting on 16 March in Brussels, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, speaking about the upcoming Eastern Partnership Summit on 21-22 May 2015, noted that it was important to determine a strategic direction for Eastern Partnership and take a further step forward from the Warsaw and Vilnius Summits. “We need to send a clear and strategic political signal to our Eastern neighbours that the EU remains ambitious and committed to fulfilling its obligations. The Eastern Partnership countries have to choose their own path towards development and it has to be defended. We cannot allow Russia to influence our policies,” said the Lithuanian Foreign Minister.


      European Union »
    • IMG_4186.JPG Linkevičius thanks Iceland’s Minister for recognising Lithuania’s independence in 1991 Added2015.03.12

      At the bilateral meeting on 10 March in Vilnius, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius expressed his gratitude to the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Iceland Gunnar Bragi Sveinsson for his country’s courageous action – recognition of Lithuania’s independence on 11 February 1991.  In June,  this event will be commemorated in Vilnius by civic campaign “Thank You, Iceland”.

      Bilateral Relations »
    • K.jpg Lithuania’s Foreign Vice Minister visits Kyiv and Dnepropetrovsk Added2015.03.12

      Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Andrius Krivas on his visit to Kyiv and Dnepropetrovsk on March 9-11 discussed Ukraine’s security situation, the reform agenda and NATO-Ukraine cooperation.

      Bilateral Relations »
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