The first round of political consultations between the foreign ministries of Qatar and Lithuania was held on Thursday in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius.
Lithuania's Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said Wednesday he has been diagnosed with lymphoma but will continue working as he undergoes cancer treatment.
Lithuania's intelligence agencies fear Russia will interfere in its forthcoming elections, including one in May to find a successor to the staunchly anti-Kremlin president, Dalia Grybauskaite.
The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will create a pan-Baltic capital market to boost liquidity and investment, they said on Monday.
The United States deployed a battery of Patriot long-range anti-aircraft missiles in Lithuania to be used in NATO wargames from Tuesday - the first time the advanced defence system has been brought to the Baltics where Russia has air superiority.