Gabrielius Landsbergis, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania

09:15-10:15 Tuesday, June 7, 2022
(The speech and Q & A will be in English.)

Japan and Lithuania are celebrating the 100th anniversary of bilateral relations this year and Lithuania's Minister of Foreign Affairs Gabrielius Landsbergis is visiting Japan to discuss the expansion of ties in trade and other fields.

Such an anniversary would be typically the time for diplomatic niceties and congratulations, but the celebrations are muted by the death and destruction taking place in Ukraine following the Russian invasion of the country.

Lithuania and Japan have both condemned Russia's attack on Ukraine and are two of the 43 countries that have referred Russia to the International Criminal Court for its actions in the country.

Bordering Latvia, Belarus and the Kaliningrad Region of the Russian Federation, and together with all Baltic States sharing the past of the Soviet occupation, Lithuania has a unique perspective on relations with Russia. Those relations have been increasingly testy since the last Soviet troops left Lithuania in 1993 and the country prioritized relations with the European Union and NATO.

Foreign Minister Landsbergis will bring that perspective to his speech at the Club and provide an update on the impact of Russia’s invasion on the Baltic States and implications for the future of Europe.

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