On 23 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, spoke at a special session of the United Nations General Assembly on the situation in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.
On 19 February, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned the chargé d’affaires ad interim of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Vilnius.
Almost ten years have passed since Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol and two years since Russia’s full-scale invasion and aggression against Ukraine.
On 18 February, on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, met with the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Espen Barth Eide. The head of Lithuania’s diplomacy said it was necessary to isolate the aggressor, Russia, further and reduce its ability to continue the war.
On 18 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, attended a session called "Adding Chairs to the Table: A Deeper, Wider, and More Capable EU?" on the main stage
of the Munich Security Conference ". It was also attended by the Georgian President Salome Zourabichvili, the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Olha Stefanišynna, the Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, and the diplomatic advisor to the President of France Emmanuel Bonne.
On 16 February, on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, met with the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli.
On 24 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis welcomed the European Commission’s economic security strategy package, including new initiatives regarding export controls, foreign direct investment and research security.
On 23 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned Belarusia's chargé d’affaires ad interim and handed over a diplomatic note expressing a solid protest against repeated violations of the state border of Lithuania.
On 22 January in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the European Union’s Foreign Affairs Council, which focused on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and the situation in Israel and the region.
On 10 January, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with the ambassadors of the European Union countries, who reside in Lithuania and are accredited to Lithuania. The meeting focused on the most pressing issues of EU foreign policy.
On 4 January, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania summoned a representative of the Russian embassy in Vilnius and expressed a strong protest over Russia’s one of the most massive missile and drone attacks on Ukraine in recent days since the beginning of Russia’s wide-ranging war against Ukraine.
Simonas Šatūnas, a career diplomat, will take up the post of Vice-Minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania from 2024. He will replace the current incumbent, Jovita Neliupšienė, who has been appointed the Head of the European Union (EU) Mission to the United States.
From January 2024, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, as part of coordinating Lithuania’s diaspora policy, will provide information on a dedicated website, by phone and by e-mail to any members of the Lithuanian diaspora planning to return, arriving, or contemplating a return to Lithuania. A “one-stop-shop” will be introduced to provide advice on the most important issues related to returning to Lithuania to live, study, work, or start a business, including information on available social support, health care and other relevant issues.
On 18 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabriel Landsbergis, met German Defence Minister, Boris Pistorius. During the meeting, Landsbergis noted that the deployment of the German brigade in Lithuania was the priority of the Lithuanian Government and therefore attempts were made to ensure the best conditions for German troops and their families.
On 18 December, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Gabrielius Landsbergis, welcomed the participants of the annual Lithuanian-German Forum 2023 at the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas). Welcoming the excellent bilateral relations between Lithuania and Germany, the Head of the Lithuania’s diplomacy noted that all the achievements could disappear if we fail to respond properly to Russia's war against Ukraine in the neighbourhood.