LT Foreign Minister Visits Washington

G. Landsbergis and A. Blinken

During his visit to Washington, DC, on September 14, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis met with members of the US Senate and the US House of Representatives for discussions on translatlantic relations, bilateral economic cooperation, regional and global security, including the Belarusian regime‘s influence on migration, pressure from China regarding Lithuania‘s ties with Taiwan, and the situation in Ukraine, Cuba and Venezuela.

With US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on September 15, Landsbergis discussed security challenges in the Baltic. After the meeting, Landsbergis stated that there was a very clear understanding and reassurance of strong US political support for Lithuania amid all external provocations. “The undemocratic regimes will only strengthen our transatlantic partnership“, he said, confirming also that a Belarusian affairs unit will be established at the US Embassy in Vilnius to concentrate efforts to accomplish democratic change in Belarus. Landsbergis and the US Secretary of State discussed the most pressing issues regarding the expansion of cooperation and security, ensuring  US military presence in Lithuania and preparing a common response to hybrid threats as well as increased support for democratic processes in the region and the world. Also discussed were opportunities to strengthen mutually beneficial economic relations by opening the US market for Lithuanian goods and developing joint investment projects.

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