Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis tells his Armenian counterpart: Lithuania is interested in a stable region
On 22 September in New York, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with Armenia's Foreign Minister Ararat Mirzoyan.
The meeting focused on the security situation in the region, the support of Lithuania and the European Union for reforms in Armenia, and the issue of illegal migration to Lithuania. “We are very grateful that in the midst of a difficult situation due to irregular migration, Armenia sent a highly needed Kurmanji language specialist Teresa Amryan to Lithuania,” said Landsbergis. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister affirmed our country's readiness to continue providing its political and practical support for changes in Armenia, which would contribute to the success of a reform process in this country in the South Caucasus.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister also highlighted the need for the EU's more active involvement, new opportunities that had been opened up by Armenia’s cooperation with the EU, including financial and expert support to reforms. The Foreign Ministers also discussed the situation in the South Caucasus, where many issues remained unresolved after the second Nagorno-Karabakh war that began in autumn 2020.
Landsbergis also highlighted Lithuania’s interest in a peaceful and stable South Caucasus, to which the EU could make an essential contribution. In addition, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister informed his Armenian counterpart about the issue of illegal migration to Lithuania and the situation on the Lithuanian-Belarusian state border.