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Lithuanian, Australian MFA discuss bilateral relations, current international affairs

BC, Vilnius, 23.03.2015.Print version
During his visit to Australia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius introduced Lithuania's preparedness and action plan seeking for membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, reports LETA/ELTA.

Julie Bishop.

"OECD membership is currently a top priority for Lithuania. I am pleased that our Australian colleagues have favourably evaluated Lithuania's efforts and programmes it implements seeking for an invitation to begin OECD accession process," said the Lithuanian foreign minister.


Linkevicius thanked Australia for constructive cooperation in the United Nations Security Council in 2014.


"Relations between Lithuania and Australia are based on common values: democracy, respect for human rights and active participation in the international arena. The relations are enhanced by a large and active Lithuanian community in Australia," the minister said.


Last weekend Linkevicius met with Lithuanian communities in Melbourne and Sydney, and with members of the Australia-Lithuania Business Council.

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