President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President: Lithuania has its own priorities in the European budget
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors to discuss the reform of the Court of Auditors, auditors’ insights and proposals on the new EU multiannual framework as well as Lithuania’s priorities.
Meeting in Pennsylvania focuses on military cooperation between Lithuania and the US
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is on a working visit in the United States, visited the Pennsylvania National Guard headquarters and met with Commander Major General Anthony J. Carrelli.
Invaluable heritage of Vilnius Jews at the YIVO Institute
President Dalia Grybauskaitė visited the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York where documents of high historic value to the Lithuanian Jews are kept.
Women’s leadership issues at the UN high level debate
The President took part in a high level meeting on Women in Power at the invitation of María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, President of the United Nations General Assembly. The event aims to attract attention to major obstacles for women’s participation in politics and business, promote women’s leadership and share experiences on women’s empowerment.
Synchronization is a regional security priority
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Arturs Krišjānis Kariņš, Prime Minister of Latvia, for a working lunch. The Latvian Prime Minister who assumed the office in January came to Lithuania for one of his first foreign visits.

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The President signed a law on North Macedonia

2019-03-20

President Dalia Grybauskaitė signed into law the ratification of the protocol on the accession of the Republic of North Macedonia to NATO. This concludes the Vilnius process launched in 2000 by ten countries declaring their aspirations to NATO membership. North Macedonia is the last of the Vilnius Ten nations that has not as yet acceded the Alliance. The invitation for North Macedonia to join the Alliance testifies to that NATO’s open door policy is an ongoing and dynamic process. Lithuania supports the enlargement of the Alliance.

European Council summit will focus on Brexit, trade and fight against disinformation

2019-03-20

Tomorrow, on March 21, President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving for Brussels to attend a two-day meeting of the European Council. On the first day of their traditional meeting in Brussels, EU leaders will discuss the latest Brexit developments. As the scheduled date for the UK‘s departure from the EU on March 29 draws near, options for extending the Brexit deadline will be discussed - which requires the unanimous agreement of the EU-27. Global trade issues and preparations for the EU-China summit will also be on the meeting’s agenda. The debate will focus on the principle of reciprocity, a level playing...

The President congratulated Tunisia on Independence Day

2019-03-20

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to President President Beji Caid Essebsi of Tunisia on Independence Day and sent her best wishes for the continued happiness, concord and well-being of all Tunisians. “As you celebrate National Independence Day, I would like to express my strong hope that the citizens of Tunisia do not lose their resolve in dealing with ongoing challenges, safeguarding public security and human rights, boosting economic growth, and securing Tunisia’s social and democratic foundation built on dialogue,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

The President: Lithuania has its own priorities in the European budget

2019-03-19

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Klaus-Heiner Lehne, President of the European Court of Auditors to discuss the...

The President extended condolences over shooting attack in Utrecht

2019-03-18

President Dalia Grybauskaitė offered heartfelt condolences over the deadly shooting attack in Utrecht, resulting in the loss of innocent lives. At this time of great distress, the President wished fortitude to the victims’ families and loved ones, recovery to the injured as well as unity and consolidation to the city of Utrecht and the Dutch people.

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Argentina

2019-03-18

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Ambassador Ana Maria Ramirez of Argentina. The...

The President received letters of credence from the ambassador of Ecuador

2019-03-18

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Manuel Antonio Mejía Dalmau, Ambassador of Ecuador,...

The President congratulated Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day

2019-03-17

President Dalia Grybauskaitė congratulated President Michael D. Higgins of Ireland on Saint Patrick’s Day. The President pointed out that Lithuanians were also celebrating - like every year - the national day of their Irish friends in Vilnius and across Lithuania. “Over the past fifteen years of collaborative work in the European Union, our bilateral dialogue and exceptional people-to-people contacts have deepened and expanded, and we are truly delighted about that,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

The President extended condolences over terror attack in Christchurch

2019-03-15

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended condolences over the terror attacks in Christchurch that took the lives of dozens of people and left many injured. The President underlined that Lithuania strongly condemned such brutal and unjustifiable act of violence and stood in support of the people of New Zealand. On behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf, the President wished strength and fortitude to the victims' families and loved ones, recovery to the injured as well as unity and consolidation to New Zealand at this time of great sorrow and difficulty.

The President congratulated Hungary on national day

2019-03-15

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to President János Áder of Hungary on national day. “We value our collaborative work within the European Union and NATO, especially in addressing common security challenges and reinforcing defense across the region,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations. She underscored Hungary’s responsible and committed approach to security in the Baltic region.

Meeting in Pennsylvania focuses on military cooperation between Lithuania and the US

2019-03-13

President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is on a working visit in the United States, visited the Pennsylvania National Guard...

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