Lithuania: Anti-Semitism

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 11th July 2011.

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Photo of Sir David Amess Sir David Amess Conservative, Southend West

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of levels of anti-Semitism in Lithuania since May 2010; what recent discussions he has had with his Lithuanian counterpart on anti-Semitism in Lithuania; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

Our embassy in Vilnius reports all incidents of anti-Semitism in Lithuania to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. There have been a number of anti-Semitic incidents since May 2010. We take a serious view of these incidents and continue to urge the Lithuanian authorities to tackle them in a determined way. My hon. Friend will know that the UK is committed to fighting discrimination and intolerance. Combating all forms of racism, including anti-Semitism, is an important part of the UK Government's human rights policy.

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