President Dalia Grybauskaitė delivered a speech at the general debate of the 69th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. In her speech, the President underlined that global peace was not a self-evident fact - it was common responsibility of all countries. A silent consent to aggression is not the answer of the international community which will help keep stability in the world, she noted.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to President Xi Jinping on the occasion of the 65 anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.The President expressed her strong hope that the rapid growth of China would bring about not only more well-being to the Chinese people, but would also contribute to finding responsible global solutions as well as to maintaining stability, peace and sustainable development in the region and around the world.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Croatian Ambassador Anica Djamić. During their meeting, the President and the Ambassador discussed security problems as well as bilateral diplomatic and economic cooperation. Dalia Grybauskaitė underlined that Lithuania and Croatia were successfully working together within the European Union and NATO.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to President Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus on Independence Day. In her message of congratulations, the President underlined that when Lithuania and Cyprus both joined the European Union, they pledged to build a secure and economically prosperous community in the spirit of democracy and cooperation.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to Jens Stoltenberg on assuming the office of NATO Secretary General. "Security issues have never been as critical as they are right now. Fully recognizing this, the people of Lithuania see NATO as the main guarantor for safeguarding, today and tomorrow, the security of our country and the whole region," the President wrote in her message of congratulations.
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, numerous armed conflicts and instability in the world make us go back to the main purposes of the United Nations: to keep peace throughout the world. As member states of the United Nations, we are all committed to this core principle. With the danger of terrorism and war spreading in the world, now is the right moment to stop and reconsider our actions and do everything possible to bring an end to the fighting, be it in your own homeland, neighbouring countries, or in your region.
Dear Generals, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you all in Lithuania at the meeting that follows the Wales Summit. Two weeks ago, in Wales, all the leaders agreed who is the aggressor in Europe today. Sadly but the price for eyes-opening was far too high ‒ occupation of a sovereign countries territory, repeated violations of international law and ‒ most important - many innocent lives.
Dear Participants of the Awards Ceremony, Today we pay tribute to the spirit of humanness that goes beyond regimes and wars. We bow our heads before those who held the life of their friends, neighbors or total strangers more precious than personal safety. Battered by the storms of history, deprived of national independence, robbed of normal life, the people of Lithuania stood firm by the only value left to them - humanness.
Dear Fellow People of Lithuania, Each and every word of my oath has resounded and will resound in my life as a personal commitment to you. We are destined to live in exceptional times and work together to take care of Lithuania. I know that it will be not easy, but we will continue the efforts started and we will find a way out of even the most difficult situations. For me, leading my country means to protect the interests of the Lithuanian people every single day across all fields. My objective is to bring honest, professional and responsible people together for a common goal - to make Lithuania stronger.