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On 26 November, an online conference: “EU Eastern Partnership: Looking Beyond the 2021 Summit” was co-hosted by Lithuania's Embassy in Greece, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), and the Embassies of Poland, Sweden, Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova.

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On 25 November, marking the 80th anniversary of the humanitarian actions of the Japanese diplomat Sugihara Chiune, a special online event 'Visas for Life' was co-hosted by the Embassies of Japan and Lithuania in the UK. The Author Kitade Akira told how Sugihara helped thousands of Jewish refugees flee Europe during World War II. 

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On 24 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Albinas Zananavičius took part virtually in the webinar “The Geopolitics, Energy Security, and Safety of Nuclear Energy”. The event focused on the security problems posed by the Ostrovets nuclear power plant (NPP). The Center for International Strategic Analyses (KEDISA) co-organised the webinar with the Embassy of Lithuania in Greece.

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On 24 November, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part virtually in the Afghanistan Conference in Geneva and assured that Lithuania would continue to work together with the international community to help Afghanistan achieve peace, security and economic independence.

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On 23 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas took part in a video conference of the EU Development Ministers. The meeting focused on the issue of debt relief, notably in the context of the COVID-19 global response and recovery effort. In addition, Development Ministers discussed how to promote gender equality in the light of the forthcoming Joint Communication on the EU Gender Action Plan (GAP) III: An Ambitious Agenda for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in EU External Action.

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On 21 November, the second round of parliamentary elections was held in Georgia. We congratulate the people of Georgia on having expressed their will in the parliamentary elections, which were conducted under the new electoral system, allowing a wider range of political forces to be represented in the new Parliament.

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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.

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On 19 November, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania in Geneva, Ambassador Andrius Krivas, met with the Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Daren Tang.

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On 19 November, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in a video conference of the EU Foreign Affairs Ministers. The meeting focused on the political situation in Belarus, the outcome of the US and Moldova elections, the situation in Nagorno Karabakh, the Eastern Mediterranean, and emerging challenges to multilateralism.

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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.

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On 17 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Albinas Zananavičius took part in a video conference of European Affairs Ministers, which focused on the agenda for the European Council meeting to be held on 10-11 December. Ministers also took stock of the rule of law developments, discussed the EU enlargement, and the annual work programme of the European Commission.

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On 16 November, the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius attended the first ministerial-level meeting of the Media Freedom Coalition. The online event was co-hosted by Canada and the United Kingdom.

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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.

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other global trade challenges, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs presented its proposals to the European Commission for the EU trade policy review. The document was prepared in consultation with the Economic Diplomacy Council, institutions, and associated business structures.

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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.

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