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Lithuania Ratifies the Agreement Establishing the EU-LAC Foundation as an International Organisation

2017-07-25

Lithuania has ratified the agreement establishing the EU-LAC Foundation as an international organisation, becoming the sixth Member overall to ratify this agreement.

This year the Foundation has dedicated its line of awareness-raising activities to the Baltic States. These activities organised in partnership with the European Commission’s programme ELANBiz on the e-governance sector are opening further practical avenues for Lithuania’s cooperation with Latin America and the Caribbean into the future.

The threshold for entry into force of the Agreement is eight ratifications from each region. The EU-LAC Foundation has been operating with a transitory status under German civil law since November 2011, yet the swift ratification of the Agreement will allow it to be recognised as a genuine bi-regional organisation and be better equipped for the fulfilment of its ambitious mandate.