On 2 December, the Government has decided to issue Lithuanian national visas free of charge to regime-persecuted Belarusians. The proposal was brought forward by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On 30 November, the Lithuanian Embassy in Armenia provided humanitarian assistance to Armenians affected by the war in Nagorno-Karabakh, in cooperation with the Armenian Red Cross Society and local regional authorities.
On 19 November, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with his new Armenian counterpart Ara Ayvazyan and congratulated him on his recent appointment as the Foreign Minister. Linkevičius wished his counterpart every success and expressed Lithuania’s readiness to continue sharing its experience with the country's government, aiming to implement Armenia's ambitious reform plan.
On 18 November, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated his Latvian counterpart Edgars Rinkēvič and the people of Latvia on the 102nd anniversary of the proclamation of Independence of the Republic of Latvia.
On 16 November, the Acting Minister Linas Linkevičius held a virtual meeting to bid farewell to the outgoing Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Lithuania Fahad M. Alruwaily. The Foreign Minister thanked the Ambassador for his personal contribution to the development of friendly bilateral relations and expressed hope that both countries would continue their efforts to strengthen their cooperation.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania congratulates the people of Moldova on having voted and freely expressed their political will in the presidential election in Moldova on Sunday.
On 10 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with the new Italian Ambassador Diego Ungaro.
On 9 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius virtually bade farewell to the outgoing Portuguese Ambassador Rita Laranjinha, who resided in Copenhagen.
On 9 November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius virtually bade farewell to Afghanistan's Ambassador to Lithuania Gul Hussain Ahmadi, who resided in Warsaw.
On 4 November, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania sent a note of protest to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus in response to information received yesterday on the start of power production in the unsafe Ostrovets nuclear power plant (NPP).
On 1 November, Moldova held its first round of presidential elections, which are important for the political future of the country and the region. We welcome Moldova’s efforts in organising elections in the difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs respects the expressed political will of the Moldovan people. Voter turnout (42 %) shows that despite the pandemic, the Moldova people care about the country's future.
Joint Statement on the occasion of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (IDEI) on 2 November. Issued by the Chairs of the Groups of Friends on the Safety of Journalists and members of the Groups of Friends in Paris, New York, Geneva, Vienna (OSCE) and Strasbourg (CoE) listed in the annex
On 31 October 2020, the citizens of Georgia were participating in electing a new parliament, which will be responsible for key decisions in the country over the next four years. We welcome Georgia in reforming the electoral system and conducting the election smoothly in difficult circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic. Voter turnout (56%) shows that despite the pandemic, the people of Georgia care about the country’s future.
On 30 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs handed a diplomatic note to the Belarusian Embassy, protesting against the violation of the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Belarus on state border crossing points.
On 30 October, Lithuania's Ambassador Andrius Kalindra presented his letters of credence to the President of Georgia Salome Zurabishvili.