On 21 June, the Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg focused on the EU's response to repression and systematic human rights violations by the Belarusian regime. Prior to the meeting, Foreign Ministers had an informal breakfast meeting with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, representative of the Belarusian pro-democratic forces, who came to Luxembourg at the invitation of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borell. In the meeting, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis voiced his strong support to the people of Belarus, who were struggling for democratic change in the country. According to Lithuania's Foreign Minister, Belarusians must know that they will not be left to fight the regime on their own. The EU is ready to provide serious economic support for the democratic transformation of Belarus.
On 20 June, snap parliamentary elections were held in Armenia. We congratulate the citizens of Armenia, who have exercised their right to vote and actively participated in the parliamentary elections.
On 19 June, Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius addressed the inaugural Plenary meeting of the Conference on the Future of Europe held in Strasbourg.
Lithuania regrets Russia's decision to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies in December this year, calls on the country to reconsider this action and to return to the full compliance with the Treaty.
On 17 June, at the Permanent Council of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), in answer to Russia’s distorted narrative on the Second World War, Lithuania drew attention to the dangers of using historical revisionism as a tool of state policy.
In order to support the efforts of the United Nations (UN) in the field of human rights, Lithuania has allocated 15 thousand euros to the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine (HRMMU).
On 17-18 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs holds the informal Midsummer Snow Meeting, which will bring Lithuanian and foreign security experts together to discuss challenges posed to the transatlantic community and responses to them.
Statement by Lithuania on behalf of the Nordic and Baltic States: Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden at the UNGA debate on the “Status of internally displaced persons and refugees from Abkhazia, Georgia, and the Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia, Georgia”.
On 16 June in Brussels, the Coreper approved a new package of sanctions against the physical persons and legal entities (78 individuals and 7 companies), who are responsible for systematic human rights violations and repression in Belarus, as well as involved in the forced landing of a Ryanair aircraft in Minsk and the detention of Raman Protasevich and Sofia Sapega.
On 16 June, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a representative of the Russian Embassy in order to express its protest over a violation of the airspace.
On 14 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Arnoldas Pranckevičius attended the informal video conference of development ministers, which EU Development Ministers informally exchanged views on middle-income countries (MICs)- development in transition, and human development.
On 15 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Dendias.
On 14 June, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas met with the U.S. Department of State’s Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Cherrie Daniels and Paul Packer, Chairman of the United States Commission For the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad.
On 11 June, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas handed over, on behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award to the Austrian Permanent Representative in Geneva Ambassador Elisabeth Tichy-Fisslberger.