Linas Linkevičius met with the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and the Foreign Minister of Georgia
On 3 April in Washington, the USA, on the margins of the NATO's 70th anniversary events, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius met with Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine Ivana Klympush-Cincadze and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia David Zalkaliani.
Linas Linkevičius and the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine discussed the process of organisation of the first round of presidential elections and the implementation of the reforms in Ukraine despite the continuing Russian aggression.
"The first round of elections is a clear evidence that Ukraine is successfully passing the democracy examination. It is important to further comply with the election democracy and transparency standards during the second round and to continue the implementation of reforms whatever the outcome will be," Linas Linkevičius said.
They also discussed NATO and Ukraine's relations and preparation for the 14th meeting of the Lithuania-Ukraine Commission for European Integration in Kyiv.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister and Georgian Foreign Minister discussed relevant issues regarding NATO and EU integration, security situation in the Black Sea region and the situation in Georgian territories – Abkhazia and South Ossetia – occupied by Russia.
Linas Linkevičius emphasized Lithuania's standing support of Georgia’s pursuits to get integrated into the European and Euro-Atlantic structures and encouraged Tbilisi to continue reforms in the areas of democracy and rule of law.
Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine recognize the multi-centennial historical and cultural links between their nations.
On 18 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, and discussed bilateral cooperation, the reform process in Ukraine, and the Eastern Partnership policy.
76 years ago, on 18 May 1944, the Soviet regime criminally deported the Crimean Tatar people from the territory of their historic residence - Crimea - to distant areas of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and the Russian Federation.
Co-authored by Foreign Ministers of Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
This year, as we commemorate 75 years since the end of hostilities in Europe, we primarily honour those who fought against, and ultimately defeated, Nazism. We also remember the tens of millions of innocent victims who lost their lives during the war, including those six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust perpetrated by Nazis and their collaborators.
On 2 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a meeting of NATO Foreign Ministers by secure videoconference for the first time in the Alliance’s history. The meeting discussed the Alliance’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, situation in Iraq and Afghanistan, NATO’s role in the Middle East and North Africa region. NATO Ministers also exchanged their views on Russia, arms control, and relations with partners.
Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Canada, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Romania, Sweden, Ukraine, United Kingdom and the United States of America do not recognize the legitimacy of the so-called “presidential elections” held in Georgia’s Abkhazia region on March 22, 2020.