President Dalia Grybauskaitė has left for a working visit to the United States where she will receive the Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, at Georgetown University. The official citation states that Georgetown University confers an honorary doctorate to President Dalia Grybauskaitė for her leadership and commitment to "truth, transparency and responsibility". Georgetown University is the oldest school of international affairs in the U.S. and the largest university of international studies in the world. President Dalia Grybauskaitė studied at Georgetown in 1992.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with the President of Finland, Sauli Niinistö, inaugurated the Fortum Klaipėda combined heat and power plant. Located in the Klaipėda Free Economic Zone, the cogeneration plant will burn biomass and waste to produce heat.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Finnish President Sauli Väinämö Niinistö, who has arrived in Lithuania for a state visit, discussed how to strengthen bilateral relations, the Nordic-Baltic cooperation (NB8) and measures to tackle the debt crisis in the EU. The Presidents also discussed Lithuania's upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union and the topical issues in energy and business spheres.
At the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of Finland, Sauli Väinämö Niinistö, will make a state visit to Lithuania on May 14-15. During their meeting, the Presidents will discuss bilateral relations and regional cooperation, energy issues, and Lithuania's upcoming presidency of the Council of the European Union.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Kazakhstan's Ambassador to Lithuania Baurzhan Mukhamedzhanov.
At the festive event by the White Bridge, President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with schoolchildren, students and volunteers raised the kite carrying the 11-meter-long and 9-meter-wide flag with the logo of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union (EU).
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the European Commissioner for Energy, Günther Oettinger. The meeting focused on Lithuania's upcoming presidency of the EU Council and the strategic energy projects developed in the Baltic region. Among the other points discussed at the meeting was the European Council summit to be held at the end of May, which will focus on energy and competitiveness.
At the historical Aachen Town Hall, President Dalia Grybauskaitė was presented the prestigious International Charlemagne Prize. The award, also known as "Oscar in Politics", has been extended to President Grybauskaitė for Lithuania's contribution to uniting the European Union and building the economic stability of the whole Europe.
On Friday, May 10 at 12.00 hours, President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with school students and volunteers will participate in the presentation of the logo of the Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council, which will take place near the White Bridge. During the event, the logo will be raised to the sky along with the kites carrying the wishes for Lithuania and Europe.
2013-05-09 The President met with citizens of Aachen
“Aachen today is like Europe in miniature. Among the participants of this festival are musicians and artists from more than ten European countries, including representatives from five ethnographic regions of Lithuania. It was very important for us, Lithuanians, to return to Europe after the soviet occupation. Europe meant freedom, security and peace to us. I am happy that tomorrow together we will celebrate Europe Day,” the President said addressing the citizens of Aachen.
Last updated: 2013-05-22 17:31
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