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L. Linkevičius discusses security, Eastern Partnership, other foreign policy issues in Tallinn
On 20 July in Tallinn, Estonia, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in the traditional annual meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Baltic states and Germany, which focused on the European Union, security, Eastern Partnership and other important foreign policy issues.
“We support the priorities of Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The transatlantic relationship needs to be preserved; there is no alternative to it. Due to attempts to rewrite history and to legitimize current and possible future actions, sanctions against Russia should be maintained until progress is made in the Minsk process. The issue of the Eastern Partnership is also on the agenda," said L. Linkevičius.
The Foreign Ministers also exchanged their views on situations in Syria and in Libya. It was agreed that a permanent dialogue should be maintained and cooperation continued with the NATO ally – Turkey.
The annual Baltic-German Foreign Ministers’ meetings have taken place since 1996. Each year, the meetings have been held by one of the countries. Estonia hosts the annual meeting this year.