Minister for Foreign Trade with responsibility for Nordic affairs Ann Linde participated in Baltic Pride in Vilnius on 8 June 2019. Baltic Pride is the largest LGBTQ festival for human rights in the Baltics, with participation from LGBTQ groups from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and other countries, including Sweden.
The work for equal rights and opportunities for LGBTQ people is an important issue for the Swedish Government and participation in Pride is a way of paying attention to this.
In connection with the visit to Vilnius, Linde also met with Lithuania's Deputy Foreign Minister Albinas Zananavicius for a bilateral meeting. The topics discussed were, among others, bilateral issues, Nordic-Baltic co-operation and trade.