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Russia is a strategic threat to the West. Transatlantic bond and unity remains key if we want to defend our values and principles. Common response to Russia’s aggressive behavior needs to be united, timely, firm, and tangible.
The Hon. Linas Linkevičius is a long-standing Lithuanian politician and Minister of Foreign Affairs since December 2012. In the course of his career, L. Linkevičius served as the Lithuanian Ambassador to Belarus, the Permanent Representative to NATO, held the position of the Minister of Defense (1993 – 1996 and 2000 – 2004). From 1992 to 1996 he was a Member of the Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas), where he worked as the Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and Head of the Seimas Delegation to the North Atlantic Assembly. Minister Linkevičius has been awarded the Order of Three Stars, Third Class (Latvia, 2001), Cross of Commander of the Order of the Lithuanian Grand Duke Gediminas (Lithuania, 2003), Cross of Commander of the Order of the Cross of Vytis (Lithuania, 2004), Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, Second Class (Estonia, 2005), Order of Honour (Georgia, 2011).