As part of Secretary General’s trip to Lithuania to participate in the Women Political Leaders Summit in Vilnius, SG met with Minister of Foreign Affairs  Linas Linkevičius to discuss CoD’s initiatives promoting democracy and human rights. Lithuania holds membership  in the Community’s Governing Council and chairs the Community’s Working Group on Women and Democracy.

As an active advocate of gender equality, Lithuania hosted this year’s Women Political Leaders Summit in Vilniu, which gathered female leaders from across the world. Audra ČIAPIENĖ, Counsellor of the Transatlantic Cooperation and Security Policy Department at the MFA of Lithuania and Chair of the Community’s Working Group on Women and Democracy provided opening remarks at the Community’s policy session held at the WPL Summit on June 8th.