- 2018-10-15 On 15 October, the Minister Linas Linkevičius and the Political Director Asta Skaisgirytė are participating in the EU Foreign Affairs Council in Luxembourg
- 2018-10-15 On 15 October, the Vice-Minister Albinas Zananavičius is taking part in the General Affairs Council and the General Affairs (Art.50) Council in Luxembourg
- 2018-10-15 On 15 October at 3.00 p.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is taking part in the Eastern Partnership Ministerial Meeting in Luxembourg
- 2018-10-15 On 15 October, the Vice-Minister Darius Skusevičius is taking part in political consultations and bilateral meetings in Astana and Karaganda, Kazakhstan
- 2018-10-16 On 16 October at 10.00 a.m., the Minister Linas Linkevičius is meeting with the Vice-President of the European Commission Maroš Šefčovič in Brussels
China’s candidate for UNESCO’s post of Director-General visits Lithuania
On 28 September, the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Neris Germanas met with China’s candidate for UNESCO’s post of Director-General Qian Tang, has who has served as Assistant-Director General for Education of UNESCO. Qian Tang has arrived in Lithuania to present his candidacy.
“Only the good side of UNESCO is known in Lithuania. Thus, it is important for us to make the organization’s activities even more visible and to make a better use of Lithuania’s experience on the Executive Board,” said Lithuania’s Foreign Vice-Minister. In the meeting, the officials exchanged views on important issues related to UNESCO’s activities and the future of the organization.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting collaboration among the nations through education, science and culture. Lithuania was elected as a member of UNESCO’s Executive Board for the period 2015–2019. Voting on the candidate for UNESCO’s post of Director-General will start in October. The Board’s candidate will be proposed for election to all of the organization’s member states in November. Currently, the member states have nominated eight candidates for UNESCO’s post of Director-General.