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Lithuanian, Australian MFA discuss bilateral relations

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During his visit to Australia, Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevicius introduced Lithuania's preparedness and action plan seeking for membership in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.

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"OECD membership is currently a top priority for Lithuania. I am pleased that our Australian colleagues have favourably evaluated Lithuania's efforts and programmes it implements seeking for an invitation to begin OECD accession process," said the Lithuanian foreign minister, reports LETA/ELTA.

Linkevicius thanked Australia for constructive cooperation in the United Nations Security Council in 2014.

"Relations between Lithuania and Australia are based on common values: democracy, respect for human rights and active participation in the international arena. The relations are enhanced by a large and active Lithuanian community in Australia," the minister said.

Last weekend Linkevicius met with Lithuanian communities in Melbourne and Sydney, and with members of the Australia-Lithuania Business Council.

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