Today, February 21, Ambassador of Lithuania to the Czech Republic Edvilas Raudonikis met with the Czech Minister of Defense Martin Stropnický to discuss the countries’ defensive cooperation and the joint Czech-Lithuanian troop training exercises. Among the topics touched were also the training of the Czech NATO rotational forces stationed in Lithuania and the Czech plans to join the NATO enhanced forward presence battalion.
Jan. 12, the Lithuanian community in the Czech Republic and its friends gathered at the Embassy in Prague to mark the tragic events of January 13th, 1991. The evening started with the screening of an episode from a Lithuanian television series “The Detective Stories of History” that focused on the little known facts and witness accounts of the historic events. The screening was followed by the guests moving outdoors where the embassy lawn was decorated in forget-me-nots, a national symbol for remembering the day; there they lit candles in the shape of Columns of Gediminas and built a symbolic fire for freedom. Ambassador of Latvia to the Czech Republic Alberts Sarkanis, who at the time of the January events was posted as the Latvian ambassador to Lithuania, was also participating.
April 22, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Lithuania Edvilas Raudonikis presented his credentials to the President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman in an official ceremony at the Prague Castle.
April 20, at the Czech Parliament, the ambassadors of the three Baltic States, Chair of Committee of International Relations of the House of Deputies of Czech Republic Karel Schwarzenberg, former European Commissioner for Enlargement and European Neighborhood Policy Štefan Fule, and Doc. PhDr. Luboš Švec from the Institute of International Studies at Charles University, gathered in a panel discussion to answer the topical questions that concern the current security environment of the Baltic sea region.