Posts tagged as President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Supporting Ukraine is within Lithuania’s security interests

Monday, December 10, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine. The purpose of the President’s visit to Kyiv is to demonstrate support to Ukraine. It is the first visit of a country leader after Russia’s illegal seizure of Ukraine’s naval ships in the Kerch Strait. The two Presidents attended the 11th Meeting of the Council of Presidents of Lithuania and Ukraine. Security situation in eastern Ukraine and the Sea…

The President starts working visit to China

Monday, November 5, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė has started her working visit to China’s largest city of Shanghai, where she will take part in the opening of the First China International Import Expo that will bring together 2800 enterprises from 130 countries of the world. The high-level international import exhibition is held against the background of growing tension in international trade and launches a new stage in Chinese trading policies. The world’s largest exporter,…

The President’s visit to China: new horizons for Lithuanian businesses

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On November 2, President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on a working visit to Shanghai at the invitation of President Xi Jinping and the Chinese government. The Lithuanian and Chinese presidents are scheduled to meet in the largest city of China – Shanghai. The two heads of state will discuss bilateral relations as well as new export opportunities for Lithuanian producers in the billion-strong Chinese market. Special focus will be placed…

The President bid farewell to Pope Fancis

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė bid farewell to Pope Francis. The Holy Father, who was on a state visit to the Baltic States, stayed in Vilnius during his journey. He is leaving for a one day visit to Estonia today and will then travel back to Rome. The President thanked the Pope for his attention to Lithuania, his warmth shared with people and inspiring words that would linger in the hearts of…

Lithuanian opposition party names favorites for presidential election

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lithuania’s opposition Homeland Union-Lithuanian Christian Democrats (TS-LKD) party put 12 candidates for the 2019 presidential election on Monday, including prominent politicians and other public leaders on the list. Lawmaker and former minister of finance Ingrida Simonyte, lawmaker and diplomatic official Zygimantas Pavilionis, the former banker and economist Gitanas Nauseda, and politician and diplomat Vygaudas Usackas ranked respectively first on the TS-LKD list. “42 branches of TS-LKD and the Lithuanian Union…

Lithuanian president to attend the Three Seas Initiative Summit

Monday, September 17, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for Bucharest to attend the Three Seas Initiative Summit. The summit, launched by the leaders of twelve countries bordering the Baltic, the Black and the Adriatic Seas, will focus on regional cooperation as well as on priority interconnectivity projects in the fields of energy, transport and digitalization. This is the third such summit, which will gather Lithuanian, Polish and Romanian presidents, top leaders of Latvia,…

Lithuanian President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of the Netherlands

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from the Ambassador of the Netherlands, Bonny Pascale Evelyne Horbach. During their meeting, the President and the new Ambassador discussed bilateral and international relations, military and economic cooperation, and other topical issues. They also addressed the role of NATO’s forward presence battalion in strengthening the region’s defense and deterrence. The Dutch soldiers, who together with German troops form the core of the forward…

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Lithuania at the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaitė

Saturday, September 8, 2018

At the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive on a working visit to Lithuania on Friday, September 14. The visit manifests closer enhanced relations between Lithuania and Germany at both the bilateral level and in the framework of cooperation within the European Union and NATO. Dalia Grybauskaitė and Angela Merkel will discuss topical EU agenda issues, cooperation ties in defense as well as further prospects…

Lithuanian president warns political rows may undermine confidence in state

Friday, September 7, 2018

Ongoing rows among Lithuania’s parliamentary parties are destructive and may undermine confidence in the state, President Dalia Grybauskaite warned on Thursday. Speaking after a meeting with the Seimas board, the president said that legislative work sometimes appears to be overshadowed by political noise, rows and the sorting out of relations between the parliament’s two biggest parties, the ruling Lithuanian Farmers and Greens Union (LFGU) and the opposition Homeland Union–Lithuanian Christian…

The President of Italy is coming to Lithuania on a state visit

Thursday, July 5, 2018

At the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, President Sergio Mattarella of Italy is coming to Lithuania on a state visit on July 5-6. The leaders will focus on enhancing bilateral relations and cooperation between Lithuania and Italy in the EU and NATO. At the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, the presidents will open an international exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque Florence. On July 6, they will attend a…