Latvia and Lithuania mark a century of diplomatic ties

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Baltic neighbors Latvia and Lithuania marked a century of diplomatic relations February 12.

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda was due to have a video talk with his Latvian counterpart, Egils Levits as part of the celebrations.

Meanwhile Gabrielius Landsbergis, the newly-appointed Foreign Minister of Lithuania is physically in Rīga to mark the occasion. As well as meeting President Levits, and Saeima speaker Ināra Mūrniece, he will be discussing bilateral and regional cooperation as well as current issues in the field of international relations and security policy in a meeting with Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvia’s Foreign Minister. 

2021 marks the centenary of Latvia’s de jure recognition of the Republic of Lithuania. On 10 February 1921, the Latvian government took the decision to recognise the independence of the Republic of Lithuania. During the visit, the Foreign Ministers will also attend an exhibition of historical documents relating to the establishment of diplomatic relations between Latvia and Lithuania, Lithuania’s de jure recognition, and the first years of bilateral relations between the two countries.

Gabrielius Landsbergis has been Foreign Minister of Lithuania since 11 December 2020 and this will be his first visit to Latvia as Foreign Minister. 


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