On 20 September Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius participated in the ministerial meeting on the implementation of the agreement for peace and reconciliation in Mali held in New York.
On 13-14 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited Moldova, where he met with Moldova’s President Igor Dodon, the Prime Minister Pavel Filip, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration Andrei Galbur, representatives of opposition and political parties, and Lithuanian experts working in Moldova.
“Eastern European countries that pursue reforms and European values must be given the prospect of becoming new EU member states. Furthermore, cooperation with these countries must be upgraded to a qualitatively new level,” said Minister Linas Linkevičius during an international event, which was dedicated to the Eastern Partnership and entitled ‘Vilnius Consultations’.
The Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas attended an informal meeting of EU Ministers Responsible for Development on 11 September in Tallinn, which focused on further cooperation between the European Union and middle-income countries.
On 28 August in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the following heads of Ukraine’s anti-corruption institutions: the Director of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine Artem Sytnyk and the Deputy Director Gizo Uglava, the head of the Special Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office of Ukraine Nazar Kholodnitsky and the head of European Union’s Anti-Corruption Initiative in Ukraine Eka Tkeshelashvili.
On 21 August in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the leader of the Action and Solidarity Party of Moldova Maia Sandu to discuss Moldova’s domestic and foreign policy priorities. The interlocutors also exchanged opinions on the political and security situation in the region.