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The President calls Lithuania’s top officials to the meeting of the Foreign Policy Coordination Council

2021-01-14

On January 15, at the initiative of President Gitanas Nausėda the meeting of the Foreign Affairs Coordination Council composed of heads and experts of institutions operating in the field of foreign policy will be convened. The Council will discuss the formulation and implementation of a unified plan for foreign policy based on a national consensus. The Council should ensure smooth interinstitutional cooperation in foreign policy.

During the first meeting, the Council will focus on the situation in Belarus, national security issues as well as policy agendas of NATO, EU, Eastern Partnership and the Ostravets NPP threat management programme will be addressed. In the future, meetings will be held based on the necessity and foreign policy priorities.

The remote meeting of the Foreign Affairs Coordination Council will also be attended by Speaker of the Seimas Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, Prime Minister Ingrida Šimonytė, Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis, Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Seimas Žygimantas Pavilionis and Chair of the Committee on European Affairs of the Seimas Radvilė Morkūnaitė-Mikulėnienė. Experts on the Eastern European policy will also take part in the debate, including Head of the Eastern Europe Studies Centre Linas Kojala, Director of Institute for International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University Margarita Šešelgytė, Dean of the Faculty for Political Science and Diplomacy of Vytautas Magnus University Šarūnas Liekis.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2021.01.14 18:48

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