On 13 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Ararat Mirzoyan, President of the National Assembly of Armenia, who was visiting Lithuania. The politicians continued their discussion that began in Yerevan a few weeks ago on the reform process in Armenia, its cooperation with the European Union, and the security situation in the South Caucasus.
On 12 May, during his official visit to Italy, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See in Vatican. During the conversation, the interlocutors welcomed intensive and fruitful relations between Lithuania and the Holy See.
On 11 and 12 May, the Permanent Representative of Lithuania Ambassador Andrius Krivas took the floor at the 38th session of the Working Group of Universal Periodic Review (UPR) to address the human rights situation in Latvia and Singapore.
On 11-12 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is paying an official visit to Italy, where he met with his Italian counterpart Luigi Di Maio to discuss bilateral relations, security situation in the region, relations with Russia and China, the situation in Belarus, Ukraine and the South Caucasus, the Eastern Partnership initiative, the EU enlargement, and the fight against the pandemic.
On 6 May, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Cyprus Nikos Christodoulides and discussed possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, the situation in the European Union’s neighbourhood, important regional security issues, EU-Turkey relations, and response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
On 30 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas met with the newly appointed Ambassador of Indonesia to Lithuania Dewi Savitri Wahab to discuss the bilateral relationship and possibilities to strengthen it.
On 30 April in Baku, Azerbaijan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis completed his official visit to the South Caucasus. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister was received by the President Ilham Aliyev, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeyhun Bayramov, and the Minister of Economy Mikayil Jabbarov, who co-chaired the Lithuania-Azerbaijan Intergovernmental Commission on Bilateral Cooperation together with Landsbergis. The officials of both countries discussed prospects of strengthening bilateral relations, preparations for the next Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for the autumn, the region's security situation and other issues of international policy.
On 28 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis continued his official visit to the states of the South Caucasus. In Tbilisi, Georgia, Landsbergis held meetings with the President of Georgia Salome Zourabichvili, the Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili, Speaker of the Parliament Kakhaber Kutchava, the Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs David Zalkaliani.
On 28 April, the Head of Lithuania's Representation in Moscow Eitvydas Bajarūnas was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia and handed a diplomatic note, stating that two members of the Embassy's staff - a diplomat and a civil servant - were to be expelled in response to the steps taken by an official Vilnius. Last Friday, two employees of the Russian Embassy in Vilnius were declared personae non gratae, because they had carried out activities incompatible with their diplomatic status, and were given seven days to leave Lithuania.
On 27 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis, together with the Acting Minister of Environment of Armenia Romanos Petrosyan, inaugurated a green space “The Lithuanian Forest” in Lori Province, Armenia, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Armenia.
On 26 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis is visiting Yerevan, where he was received by the highest officials of Armenia, including the President Armen Sarkissian, the Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, the President of the National Assembly Ararat Mirzoyan, the Acting Deputy Prime Minister Tigran Avinyan and the Acting Foreign Minister Ara Aivazian, and discussed possibilities for expanding Lithuania’s cooperation with Armenia, as well as prospects for strengthening Armenia’s relations with the European Union. The meetings also focused on the security situation in the region.
On 23 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister for European Affairs of North Macedonia Nikola Dimitrov.
On 21 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Lithuania Vit Korselt.
On 15 April, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantas Adomėnas visited Bucharest, where he took part in bilateral consultations with the State Secretary of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dănuţ Neculăesc and the State Secretary for Global Affairs and Diplomatic Strategies Cornel Feruţă.
On 15 April, the U.S. announced sanctions in response to aggressive and harmful actions of the Russian Federation and its unacceptable behaviour, such as encouraging Taliban attacks against the U.S. and coalition personnel in Afghanistan, Russia's malicious cyber activities - the SolarWinds incident - and attempts to influence the 2020 U.S. presidential election, the attempt to poison the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny and his imprisonment, as well as the occupation of Crimea.