Lithuania’s Foreign Minister is coming to Georgia

Linas Linkevicius, Foreign Minister of Lithuania., 06 Sep 2015 - 12:05, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia is hosting the Foreign Minister of Lithuania this week.

Linas Linkevicius is expected to arrive in capital Tbilisi on Monday.

He will participate in a major international conference scheduled for September 7 and 8 in Tbilisi.

While here the Lithuanian official will also meet local high officials to discuss Georgia’s European and Euro-Atlantic integration process. Furthermore he is scheduled to visit the European Union’s Monitoring Mission (EUMM) in Georgia to learn about the recent situation at the Administrative Boundary Line (ABL) between Georgia’s breakaway regions and the rest of the country.

Meanwhile the two-day Tbilisi International Conference - Europe’s New Geopolitical Landscape: Security, Economic Opportunity, Freedom and Human Dignity for the Frontline States – was initiated and organised by the McCain Institute for International Leadership, in partnership with the Economic Policy Research Centre.

The event will provide a unique platform to bring together experienced political and security leaders from the United States, Europe, Georgia and the wider Euro-Atlantic community to discuss the vision of a Europe whole, free and at peace, the challenges facing Europe’s eastern nations and strategies to move forward.

The President and the Prime Minister of Georgia, along with other senior officials and members of the opposition, will take part. Experienced politicians, diplomats, academicians and experts from the United States, western and central Europe will participate in the conference and contribute their own perspectives to the discussion. 

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Georgia's President Giorgi Margvelashvili
  • Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili

  • Parliament Speaker David Usupashvili
  • Minister of Defence Tinatin Khidasheli

  • Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius

  • US Army Europe Commander, LTG Ben Hodges
  • Former EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule
  • Deputy Foreign Minister of Latvia Andrejs Pildegovics

  • Former UK Ambassador to Latvia Ian Bond

  • Former Diplomatic Adviser to the Italian President Ambassador Stefano Stefanini

  • Former US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy and Human Rights David Kramer
  • Former US Ambassador to NATO Kurt Volker
  • Renowned Russian democracy scholar Lilia Shevtsova