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The Foreign Ministers of Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden, in the context of the developments that are taking place in Belarus, express their grave concern about the violence against post-election demonstrations that have occurred in response to reports of widespread electoral fraud. We are very troubled by the reports of physical injuries inflicted on the demonstrators.

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As Foreign Ministers of Lublin Triangle States, we are deeply concerned with escalation of the situation in Belarus after the presidential elections and call upon the authorities to refrain from the use of force and to release all those detained last night.

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We continue to observe the situation in Belarus, where presidential elections took place on the 9th of August. The elections did not comply with the international commitments of Belarus and globally recognised standards of democracy, and they were not free and fair.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius had a phone conversation with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell to discuss the worrying situation in Belarus. Mr Linkevičius highlighted the importance of co-ordination and joint actions by the European Union (EU) while responding to events in Belarus.

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On 7 August the Embassy of Belarus was presented with a protest note by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which strongly condemns Belarus’s actions to begin the loading of nuclear fuel into the unsafe nuclear power plant at the Astravets site in Belarus.

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During their phone conversation of 6 August Minister Linas Linkevičius and his Polish counterpart Jacek Czaputowicz discussed the situation in Belarus. The Ministers agreed to continue to carefully monitor the situation in the neighbouring state, to co-ordinate their actions and highlighted the importance of co-ordination at the EU level.

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On 3 August, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius talked to the Belarusian Minister of Foreign Affairs Vladimir Makei. The phone conversation was initiated by Lithuania. 

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On 30 July, the Ambassador of Lithuania Valdemaras Sarapinas presented his letters of credence to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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On 30 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabi Ashkenazi. This was their first conversation since G. Ashkenazi’s appointment as the Israeli Foreign Minister.

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and the Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas sent a joint letter to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Vladimir Makei, the Minister of Energy of Belarus Victor Karankevich, and the Minister of Emergency Situations of Belarus Vladimir Vashchenko, urging them not to start operating the nuclear power plant (NPP) in Belarus without eliminating the shortcomings of the facility.

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Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine recognize the multi-centennial historical and cultural links between their nations.

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On 27 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Kosovo’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Meliza Haradinaj-Stublla to discuss bilateral relations. The interlocutors agreed to cooperate in the fields of strategic communication, European integration, as well as in the implementation of EU Twinning and TAIEX projects.

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On 27 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius had a telephone conversation with Jordan's Minister of Foreign Affairs Ayman Al Safadi. The Foreign Ministers discussed topical issues of bilateral relations and highlighted their mutual interest in developing cooperation in the fields of information technology (IT), financial technology (FinTech), life sciences, and cyber security.

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On 25 July, Vytautas Toleikis, a teacher and public figure, received an award “For Merit to the Friendship between India and Lithuania”. The solemn ceremony was held in Rusnė on 25 July.

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On 24 July, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius and Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine, co-chaired the 14th meeting of the Lithuania-Ukraine Commission for European Integration via video conference.

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