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Lithuania takes over Presidency of Committee of Ministers

Created: 2024.05.17 / Updated: 2024.05.21 11:53
    Lithuania takes over Presidency of Committee of Ministers

    Lithuania has taken over the rotating Presidency of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers from Liechtenstein at a meeting of foreign affairs ministers from the organisation’s 46 member states.

    Addressing the Committee of Ministers, the outgoing Chairperson, Dominique Hasler, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Education and Sport of Liechtenstein, gave an overview of her country’s achievements.

    Ingrida Šimonytė, Lithuania’s Prime Minister, then outlined the priorities of the Lithuanian Presidency for the next six months.

    Lithuania’s priorities include support for Ukraine defending itself against Russia’s war of aggression, the implementation of the Reykjavik Summit decisions, including protecting our values against aggression and authoritarianism, promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law at home and worldwide and the digital dimension of freedom.

    Council of Europe press release.

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