On the eve of the Balts’ Unity Day when Lithuanians and Latvians jointly commemorate the historic events of the Battle of Sun, the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania and Latvia Mr. Linas Linkevičius and Mr. Edgars Rinkēvičs are pleased to announce the establishment of the Balts’ Award.
On 7 September in Vilnius, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas met with members of a delegation from Gifu Prefecture in Japan. The delegation consisting of almost 20 members is headed by the Governor Hajime Furuta. The guests also took part in the events of Sugihara Week in Kaunas, perpetuating the memory of the famous Japanese diplomat.
On 4 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, who is visiting Israel, congratulated participants of the international conference “How to Present the Great Vilna Synagogue Site?“
On 31 March at the NATO Headquarters, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius held a meeting with the German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Sigmar Gabriel, who handed over a facsimile of the Act of Independence of 16 February 1918 to him.
On 2 November, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Mantvydas Bekešius took part in an event to commemorate the memory of the murdered Jews and in the unveiling ceremony of the monument to them at the Seventh Fort in Kaunas.