There are reasons to be optimistic about Lithuania’s trade data for the first half of 2022. The Government’s goal of diversifying export markets has not only proved successful but is also gaining momentum.
On 9 August, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis bade farewell to Canada’s outgoing Ambassador to the Baltic states Kevin Rex.
On 8 August, two years since the beginning of mass protests over an allegedly rigged presidential election in Belarus, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Belarusian leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and other representatives of the civil society and opposition of Belarus.
On 4 August, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis bade farewell to the outgoing Israeli Ambassador to Lithuania Yossef Levy.
In order to support the efforts of the international community to mitigate the negative effects of the ongoing Russian aggression in Ukraine and help victims, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania has allocated EUR 200 000 for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian assistance activities in Ukraine.
On the occasion of the second anniversary of the Lublin Triangle – a trilateral platform for political, economic and social cooperation between the Republic of Lithuania, the Republic of Poland and Ukraine –
On 26 July, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis met with a Member of the German Bundestag, Spokesman for the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group in the Foreign Affairs Committee in the German Bundestag Roderich Kiesewetter.
On 26 July, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Raimundas Karoblis met with the outgoing Dutch Ambassador to Lithuania Bonnie Horbach.
The 63rd General Assembly of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) ended on 22 July 2022. The event, which attracted more than 900 participants, took place on 14-22 July 2022 in Geneva.
On 21 July, the European Union officially adopted its new 'maintenance and alignment' package of sanctions, which introduces a new prohibition to import gold, also includes one of Russia's largest banks - Sberbank - and extends for six more months all the already existing restrictive measures.
On 22 July in Istanbul, Turkey, an agreement on the export of Ukrainian grain across the Black Sea was signed by Ukraine, Turkey and the United Nations. Russia also signed the same agreement with Turkey and the United Nations.
On 20 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis had a telephone conversation with the United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
On 19 July, the Coordination Commission on International Sanctions (hereinafter referred to as the 'Commission') held a meeting to discuss the European Commission's updated guidance of 13 July 2022 with respect to the unanimous application of restrictive measures.
On 19 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Foreign Minister of Oman Sayyid Badr bin Hamad bin Hamood Albusaidi. During the meeting, the Foreign Ministers of Lithuania and Oman discussed bilateral and multilateral cooperation, global consequences of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, developments in the Middle East region and the European Union’s focus on a strategic partnership with the Gulf region. The Foreign Minister also highlighted Oman’s mediatory efforts to promote regional security and stability, and welcomed the friendly relationship between Lithuania and Oman.
On 18 July in Brussels, Belgium, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Foreign Affairs Council and discussed Russia’s war against Ukraine, the EU’s next steps in providing comprehensive support for Ukraine, including its reconstruction. The Council reached a political agreement on the allocation of another EUR 500 million for military assistance to Ukraine.