On 27 October, Lithuania sent a diplomatic note to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus, protesting against the irresponsible and hasty launch of the Ostrovets nuclear power plant (NPP), which poses security threats to the citizens of Lithuania, Belarus, and the European Union.
On 22 October, well-known Lithuanian artist Sigita Maslauskaitė-Mažylienė presented her art work „Wall“ at the opening of the art exhibition “The Future We Want” in Geneva‘s historic Palace of Nations. The art work was nominated to the United Nations Office in Geneva art contest by the Permanent Mission of Lithuania in Geneva.
On 22 October, Lithuania's Ambassador to Finland Giedrius Kazakevičius presented his letters of credence to the President of Finland Sauli Niinistö. The ceremony was different from the usual, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On 23 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated the Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó on the National Day.
On 22 October, Lyra Puišytė-Bostroem presented her letters of credence to Spain's King Felipe VI.
On 22 October, to mark the UN’s 75th anniversary, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania held a virtual conference “The Future We Want, the United Nations We Need. Lithuania’s Contribution to Multilateralism”, aimed at encouraging the Lithuanian society, especially young people, to take an interest in the organisation's activities and efforts to maintain international peace and security, to tackle social exclusion, and to improve human rights situations.
On 22 October in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Slovenian Foreign Minister Anže Logar, who was paying a working visit to Lithuania after a trip to Estonia and Latvia.
On 20 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela Julio Borges discussed the political situation in Venezuela in the run-up to the National Assembly election.
On 19 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius received Isabelle Moret, President of the Swiss National Council, and a delegation of Swiss Parliamentarians. The meeting focused on bilateral relations, the situation in Belarus, and the European Union’s relationship with Switzerland.
On 16 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the Canadian Minister of Foreign Affairs François-Philippe Champagne in Vilnius. The Foreign Ministers discussed bilateral cooperation in the fields of politics, economy, and security policy, the state of play in transatlantic relations, as well as the situation in Belarus and Ukraine.
October 16, 2020 - Vilnius, Lithuania
Foreign ministers Linas Linkevičius of Lithuania, Edgars Rinkēvičs of Latvia, Urmas Reinsalu of Estonia and François-Philippe Champagne of Canada met jointly today in Vilnius for the first time.
On 14 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Dalius Čekuolis participated in the European Humanities University’s (EHU) opening ceremony of the Academic Year 2020-2021. The Belarusian opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanouskaya also attended the event.
On 16 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius will meet with his Canadian counterpart François-Philippe Champagne in Vilnius. The Foreign Ministers will discuss bilateral relations, the situation in Belarus and Ukraine, the relationship with Russia, and the current security environment in the region.
On 13 October, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius attended the General Affairs Council in Luxembourg.