Posts tagged as Landsbergis

The United States is interested in deteriorating China-Lithuanian relations (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Lithuania has recently become the European face of the resistance against China. The diplomatic clash between China and Lithuania has led them to recall their ambassadors. The trigger has to do with the latter’s decision to allow Taiwan to open an office in Vilnius under its name, rather than “Chinese Taipei”, a move interpreted by Beijing as a challenge to “one China”. Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis said…

New sanctions irrelevant if Minsk stops illegal migration

Friday, July 30, 2021

New EU-level sanctions against Minsk have been proposed, by they will be irrelevant if Minsk stops organizing illegal migration, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis said on Friday. However, if the neighboring country takes no action, Lithuania will trigger the issue of bloc-wide sanctions, he added. “No sanctions are currently in place against Belarus for organizing illegal migration,” Lithuania’s top diplomat told BNS in a comment. “[Sanctions] have been proposed, but…

Landsbergis: Currently, a hybrid war operation is being conducted against Lithuania

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

On 15 June, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis held a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Greece Nikos Dendias. The Foreign Ministers discussed possibilities for strengthening bilateral cooperation, the situation in the European Union’s neighbourhood, relevant regional security issues and the EU-Turkey relations. Particular attention was paid to the situation in Belarus and the brutal violations of human rights, democratic and international norms in that country.…

Chinese-Lithuanian relations under threat (Video)

By Kasparas Jankauskas on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Lithuania decided to stop participating in the so-called “17+1” format – a platform for Beijing’s dialogue with the countries of the Central Europe, Balkan and Baltic regions. Cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European Countries (China-CEEC, also 17+1) is an initiative by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs to promote business and investment relations between China and 17 European countries. The format’s goals are to promote China’s Belt and…

Lithuania to propose NATO provide Membership Action Plan to Ukraine

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Lithuania will propose that NATO Allies provide a Membership Action Plan (MAP) to Ukraine, thus allowing the country to become a member of the Alliance, according to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis. He said this at a press conference following a meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya, who is on a visit to Vilnius, Lithuanian news site Delfi reported. “We should soon write a letter to our colleagues…

President of Ukraine met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania

Thursday, February 25, 2021

President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis. The President thanked Lithuania for its continued support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, as well as for supporting Ukraine in the implementation of the strategy of European and Euro-Atlantic integration. “Ukraine must be a member of the European Union. Thank you also for supporting Ukraine’s accession to NATO. We expect that…

Vytautas Landsbergis named honorary citizen of Vilnius

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Vytautas Landsbergis, Lithuania’s first post-independence leader, was named an honorary citizen of Vilnius on Wednesday, wrote LRT. “Without the effort and the courage of this person three decades ago, Vilnius and Lithuania would be different today,” Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius said in a press release. “Vilnius already has a nice group of honorary citizens, but it is obvious that this person deserves respect more than anyone else,” he added. Landsbergis…

Lithuanian FM Landsbergis: Russian, Belarusian sanction packages are being drafted

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Sanction packages for Russia and Belarus are being drafted, Lithuanian Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis and Asta Skaisgiryte, an adviser to the country’s President Gitanas Nauseda, have confirmed. “Speaking of Russia and Belarus, the sanction issue is on the agenda. For Russia, sanctions related to Navalny’s arrest and what Lithuania and other like-minded countries could propose to the European Union, especially following High Representative Borrell’s visit to Moscow,” Skaisgiryte told a…

Lithuania wants Poland to be leader in region

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Designated as the new head of the Lithuanian diplomacy, Gabrielius Landsbergis stated in the interview for the country’s public TV LRT that he wanted Poland to be the leader in the region, “a strong country that contributes to the strengthening of the economic and military security”. Mr Landsbergis is the chairman of the Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats’ party. It won the October elections in Lithuania and formed a…