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Thursday, 12.12.2013, 13:10
Lithuania's Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius met with Moldova's Prime Minister Iurie Leanca. After the meeting, Butkevicius highlighted that Moldova had made one of the biggest progress of the countries of the Eastern Partnership, informs LETA/ELTA.
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On 7-8 October, 2013, the Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius paid a visit to Tirana and met with the President of Albania Bujar Nishani, Prime Minister Edi Rama, Minister of Foreign Affairs Ditmir Bushati, and Minister of European Integration Klajda Gjosha to discuss Albania's relations with the EU as well as important issues related to the Western Balkans, reported BC the Lithuanian MFA.
On 6-7 October, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius paid a working visit to Skopje, where he held meetings with the country’s highest-ranking officials, including the President Gjorge Ivanov, Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Minister of Foreign Affairs Nikola Poposki, and representatives of the Parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Committee on European Affairs, to discuss the process of the country’s European integration and important issues related to the Western Balkans, informs BC Lithuanian MFA.
Lithuania's Speaker of the Seimas Loreta Grauziniene went for the official visit to Georgia. Grauziniene met with the Speaker of the Georgia's Parliament David Usupashvili, informs LETA/ELTA.
On Thursday, within the framework of the UN General Assembly, Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics participated in the meeting of foreign ministers of the U.S.-Adriatic and the U.S.-Baltic Charter, in which the main focus was on the integration of the Western Balkans with NATO and the EU, LETA was informed by the Foreign Ministry's press and information department.
On 12 September in Vilnius, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevicius and Turkey's Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator Egemen Bagis discussed Lithuania's Presidency of the EU Council, prospects for the EU-Turkey accession negotiations, as well as other important issues related to the EU-Turkey relations, reported BC Lithuania's MFA.
Estobnian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip and Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili yesterday discussed relations between Estonia and Georgia, developments in Georgia and the European Union Eastern Partnership at a meeting in the Stenbock House. Prime Minister Ansip affirmed that Georgia has always been an important partner for Estonia, a partner whose developments matter to us, and Estonia continues to support Georgia’s endeavours towards joining the European Union and NATO, reports BC government press bureau.