Kubilius said Israel could not be seen as only an aggressor and added that, over more than 60 years of its existence, the Jewish state "has had to fight against efforts of unfriendly neighbors to destroy their state."
"To say that one side is small and is an innocent victim and the other side is an aggressor, I mean Israel, would not be totally objective and right," Kubilius told the Žinių Radijas (News Radio) station on Thursday.
In his words, Lithuania supports efforts to find a solution for the co-existence of Israel and Palestine.
"We need to continue on this path. We need consistent negotiations between Israel and Palestine for that, and we can reach a result with the support of these talks from all major global geopolitical players," Lithuania's acting prime minister said.
On Thursday, the UN General Assembly is scheduled to receive an official request to grant Palestine a higher status of a "non-member observer" in the UN. This way the UN would indirectly recognize the statehood of Palestine.
France, Spain, Norway, Denmark, and Sweden promised to back such a resolution, while the United States and Israel are categorically against.
Lithuania plans to abstain, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė said on Wednesday. It reflects a change in the country's position from last year when the Baltic country voted against Palestine's UNESCO membership, saying that the membership would undermine international efforts to find a universally-acceptable solution regarding Palestine's statehood aspiration.
Excluding Lithuania, only 13 more countries voted against Palestine's UNESCO membership, while 107 voted in favor and 52 abstained. EU member states were then split on the issue.