President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended condolences, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, over the tragic landslide in Sri Lanka which took the lives of many people. In her message of condolences, the President wished much strength and fortitude to the victims' families and to all the people of Sri Lanka.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended condolences, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, on the death of Zambian President Michael Sata. Dalia Grybauskaitė wished fortitude to President Michael Sata's family, friends and to the people of Zambia.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of the Republic of Turkey on the occasion of Turkey's national holiday, Republic Day. In her message of congratulations, the President noted that relations between Lithuania and Turkey had grown much stronger over the past decades because the people of the two countries initiated and delivered many bilateral projects in culture, tourism, business, and other areas.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to President Miloš Zeman of the Czech Republic on the occasion of the national holiday - Independence Day. In her message of congratulations, the President underlined that over the past two decades Lithuania and the Czech Republic had become close partners and allies working for the successful development of cooperation initiatives not only bilaterally, but also within the framework of the European Union and NATO.
Ladies and Gentlemen, In the twenty-fifth year of its re-independence, Lithuania again stands proud of its strong spirit, courage and political will. Lithuania, the first of the Baltic States, has built a liquefied natural gas terminal. It is a strategic energy project that will determine our future. At the same time, it is Lithuania's great victory.
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.