President Dalia Grybauskaitė is attending a European Council meeting. The focus of the meeting is on the economic situation in the European Union and measures to foster economic growth and investments.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, on the occasion of Qatar's National Day.
With Christmas approaching, President Dalia Grybauskaitė paid a visit to Vilnius Lithuanians' House where she met with the school community and joined students at the Christmas creative workshop. Children from 30 countries, including 8 children from eastern Ukraine, live and study at Vilnius Lithuanians' House.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to His Serene Highness Prince Albert and Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco on the birth of their first children, a son and a daughter. In her message of congratulations, the President wished the Princely Family and the people of Monaco continued success, happiness and love.
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.