President Dalia Grybauskaitė participated in the end of school year event at the Kristijonas Donelaitis Lithuanian School and presented students with school graduation certificates. The President wished the children to cherish the Lithuanian culture, not to forget their mother tongue, and never stop learning and improving their native language skills. "The uniqueness and strength of the Lithuanian people lie in our traditions and our language. We are a proud nation, not broken by any disasters or blows of history. So I wish you to remain Lithuanians and have Lithuania in your hearts, wherever you live", the President said.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with representatives of the world-famous companies of the United States and attended an inaugural meeting of the American-Lithuanian Business Council. It is the first such association formed exclusively to promote economic cooperation between the two countries. "The United States is the largest investor in the world, but it ranks only 19th in foreign direct investments in Lithuania. This Council can significantly contribute to the strengthening of the U.S.-Lithuania commercial and economic relations," the President said.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently on a working visit to the United States of America, met with the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, John Boehner, chairs of the congressional committees on foreign affairs and armed forces, and other influential congressmen to discuss regional and energy security issues as well as Lithuanian-U.S. military cooperation. "The United States is Lithuania's important partner in energy security. More favorable conditions for the U.S. gas exports to Lithuania and other NATO member states would allow us to ensure the diversity of energy supply sources and competitive prices of gas to the people of Lithuania," the President said.
Your Excellency Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, I sincerely welcome you on your visit to Lithuania. Finland is not only a geographically close neighbour of Lithuania, but also its reliable, long-standing partner and friend. I greatly appreciate Finland's stance during the Cold War not to recognize the Soviet annexation of the Baltic States regardless of the circumstances and extreme pressure to do so.
I would like to thank the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, for his kind words and to express my strong belief that the role of the European Parliament in developing the vision and daily life of Europe is very special and important.
Mr Philipp, Mayor [of the City of Aachen] Dr Linden, [Speaker of the Board of Directors of the Charlemagne Prize] President Grybauskaite, Holders of the Charlemagne Prize, Winners of the Charlemagne Youth Prize, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is an honour and a pleasure for me to speak today in this venerable place in praise of the achievements of an extraordinary European and outstanding political figure, Dr Dalia Grybauskaite, President of the Republic of Lithuania.
During her working visit to the United States, President Dalia Grybauskaitė presents school graduation certificates at the end of school year event at the Kristijonas Donelaitis Lithuanian School, and attends the ceremony of awarding the Doctor of Hu