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On 27 January, the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) agreed to adjudication by a panel over China’s illegal economic restrictions on trade with Lithuania and the European Union at the request of the EU. Establishing a panel is the second step in the WTO’s dispute settlement process, which includes an assessment by three independent experts in trade law to determine whether the measures taken by a WTO member conform with the WTO law.

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On 16 December, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Dr. Mantas Adomėnas met with the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy, Dr. Ana Brian Nougrères. During the meeting, the Special Rapporteur presented the objectives of her visit, informed which institutions and non-governmental organizations she met with, and expressed her initial observations about Lithuania’s personal data protection system.

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Today, on 8 December, Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuania’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, addressed the OSCE Permanent Council on the ongoing Russian military aggression against Ukraine.

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On 5 December, Lithuania’s Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Survila met with the U.S. Department of State Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain. The meeting focused on Holocaust education, the fight against anti-Semitism, and the perpetuation of the memory of the Holocaust.

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We, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Sweden and Ukraine, strongly condemn the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine that has caused enormous suffering to the Ukrainian people. It has also undermined security and stability in Europe and represents a serious attack on our rules based international order.

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Today, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, and Sweden are visiting Kyiv. This is the biggest international visit to Kyiv from the beginning of Russia's war against Ukraine, and it is yet another proof of a common approach to European security and Ukraine's role in it.

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On 22-24 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Jovita Neliupšienė is visiting Ukraine. In Kyiv, together with a delegation of women from European countries - Austria, Croatia, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Romania and Germany - met with Ukraine's First Lady Olena Zelenska and talked about the upcoming plans to survive the winter and the further, inevitably European, future of Ukraine.

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Support for Ukraine, energy prices, European defence capabilities in the face of Russia's aggression, relations with the United Kingdom — these and other topical issues were discussed by the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Jovita Neliupšienė at the General Affairs Council in Brussels on 18 November.

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On 7-18 November, the 41st session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council took place, marking the beginning of the 4th cycle for 14 states: Bahrain, Ecuador, Tunisia, Morocco, Indonesia, Finland, the United Kingdom, India, Algeria, Philippines, Brazil, Poland, the Netherlands and South Africa.

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On 14 November in Brussels, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis will attend Foreign Affairs Council, which will hold exchanges of views on the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the possible elements of a renewed EU approach to the Great Lakes region in Africa, and Western Balkans. Ministers will also discuss topical foreign policy issues: the latest developments in Iran and Lebanon, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP27), and the outcome of the meeting of ministers of foreign affairs from the EU and from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in Buenos Aires.

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On 26-27 October, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania together with the Public Investment Development Agency (VIPA) organised a visit to the Klaipėda State Seaport and Klaipėda Free Economic Zone of a delegation led by Joe Philipsz, Head of the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund at the Amber Infrastructure Group.

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On 12 October in New York, the United States of America, the United Nations General Assembly voted on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and adopted a resolution, defending the principles of the Charter of the United Nations. 143 member states voted in favor of the resolution, with 35 abstaining and 5 votes against.

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On 12 October, in Tallinn, Estonia, the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Japan held political consultations. The Foreign Vice-Minister of Lithuania Egidijus Meilūnas, the State Secretary of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Andris Pelšs, the Undersecretary for Political Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Estonia Kyllike Sillaste-Elling, and the Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Yuumi Yoshikawa participated in the consultations.

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On 20 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis attended the Bucharest Nine (B9) meeting of Foreign Ministers on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the United States of America.

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