President Dalia Grybauskaitė together with other world leaders is attending the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. "Today we say goodbye to one of the most influential political figures of the 20th century. Britain and the world have lost an exceptional personality. Margaret Thatcher has left an indelible imprint on history, with future generations to remember her," the President said.
On Wednesday, April 17, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will attend the funeral of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Leaders from all over the world will arrive for the funeral ceremony of one of the most prominent and influential political figures of the twentieth century.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Serbian Prime Minister Ivica Dačić discussed bilateral cooperation between the two countries and Serbia's EU membership bid. The President underlined that the decision of the European Council to open accession talks with Serbia would depend on the success of the dialogue between this country and Kosovo. Lithuania supports Belgrade-Pristina negotiations and calls on both sides to seek bilateral consensus on North Kosovo, she said.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to Israeli President Shimon Peres on the occasion of the 65th anniversary of the independence of the State of Israel.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Danish Foreign Minister Villy Søvndal to exchange views on bilateral and regional cooperation between Lithuania and Denmark. Among the other issues discussed were the priorities of Lithuania's EU presidency agenda and the EU-Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Vilnius.
On 9 May in Aachen's Town Hall, Germany, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will be presented the honorable International Charlemagne Prize. On this occasion, Lithuania will be broadly introduced in Germany during the whole month. Starting today, cultural and academic events - a total of more than 40 - will be held, which will help to know better our country, its history, culture, and business opportunities.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė signed the book of condolences for Margaret Thatcher at the British embassy in Vilnius.
In Oslo, President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the Secretary-General of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Ángel Gurría, to discuss Lithuania's bid for the membership of this organization. Only economically developed and stable countries can join the OECD.
During the bilateral meeting, President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Norway's Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg discussed the perspectives of economic and energy cooperation between Lithuania and Norway, the importance of Nordic-Baltic cooperation, the topical issues of the NATO agenda, and the priorities of the Lithuanian presidency of the EU Council.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended condolences, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II over the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Last updated: 2013-05-22 17:31
President continues her visit in Brussels