Lithuania's foreign minister talks China, Russia, and transatlantic relations


April 19, 2023, 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT
Virtual Event
Cecilia Malmström (PIIE) and Gabrielius Landsbergis (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania)

Event Summary

Lithuania has been one of the European Union’s loudest supporters of Ukraine and retaliatory sanctions against Russia. The country also provoked Chinese ire after opening a de facto Taiwanese embassy in Vilnius, spurring Beijing to suspend Lithuanian exports. New anti-coercion legislation will allow the European Union to retaliate against countries like China and Russia that have adopted punitive trade measures against members. Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis will share his views on how the European Union should approach China, Russia, and the United States.

Joining this episode of Trade Winds were:


Cecilia Malmström
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)


Gabrielius Landsbergis
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Lithuania



About This Series

Trade Winds is a monthly virtual event series hosted by Cecilia Malmström that explores the future of global commerce, including ways that international cooperation on trade can accelerate the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.