- 2019-06-26 On 26 June at 1:00 p.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius takes part in the Government meeting and sitting
- 2019-06-26 On 26 June at 10.00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius attends a meeting of the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs
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Linas Linkevičius: the 70th anniversary of NATO – preparing for the future
On 3 April Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius participated in the NATO's 70th anniversary events held in Washington, the USA.
The Minister highlighted the impact of the 15 years of Lithuanian NATO membership on the state's security and the importance of Georgia’s and Ukraine's accession to the Alliance in pursuit of securing peace and stability in Europe.
"The reason behind the long-standing success of the Alliance is its ability to adjust to the changing security environment and to rise to the challenges at hand. The strength and unity of the allies during the Cold War helped to resist the Soviet threats; later on, NATO contributed to the restoration of peace in the Balkans. By accepting new members NATO expanded the zone of security and stability in Europe at the same time fighting international terrorism. Our generation's goal is to learn from 70 years of NATO's experience and to develop the Alliance in solidarity and with necessary capacities and the will to respond to current challenges and the ones ahead. The people of Georgia and Ukraine chose to be part of the Western community and no one can challenge their freedom to do so. Lithuania strongly supports their pursuit to become members of NATO," Linas Linkevičius said.
Lithuanian Foreign Minister participated in the discussion event for the 70th anniversary of NATO "NATO Engages: the Alliance at 70" and the forum organised by the Center for European Policy Analysis "NATO at 70: Commemorating the Past. Preparing for the Future".
In the evening Minister attended the official commemoration of NATO's 70th anniversary to be held at Andrew W. Mellon's hall, in the building where the North Atlantic Treaty was signed on 4 April 1949.
On 4 April, at NATO Foreign Ministers meeting in Washington, Minister Linas Linkevičius called for response to the actions of Russia in the Black Sea region and in the area of arms control that are weakening European security.
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.
We appreciate the efforts the United States have undertaken to engage Russia with a view to preserving the INF treaty.
On 24 January, Lithuania‘s Permanent Delegation to NATO and UK‘s Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) for Defence and Security Studies held a panel discussion at NATO HQ on the topic of “Building Societal Resilience against Hybrid Threats“, with renowned experts such as Elisabeth Braw, RUSI Associate Fellow, Dr Antonio Missiroli, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges, Eitvydas Bajarūnas, Lithuania‘s Ambassador-at-Large for Hybrid Threats, Viktoras Daukšas, Director of Debunk.eu initiative, and Giedrius Sakalauskas, Head of “Lithuanian Elves”. The event aimed to shed light on the issue of societal resilience, which carries an enormous untapped deterrent potential.