President of the Republic of Lithuania

NATO exercises reinforce Lithuanian defense
President Dalia Grybauskaitė observed NATO military exercise Iron Sword 2016 at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area. This is one of the largest field training exercises held for the third time in Lithuania, with 4000 troops from 11 NATO allies taking part.
The President’s initiative: focus on violence against women in Lithuania and the world
At the initiative of President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Dalia Grybauskaitė, a letter calling on the international community to stop violence against women and to reduce its negative economic impact was handed to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The call for action is issued jointly with President Michelle Bachelet of Chile.
Lithuanian and Estonian unity for security and well-being in the region
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with the newly elected Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. This visit is one of the first foreign trips made by the President of Estonia since she assumed office on October 10.
Seeking solutions for the EU-Canada agreement
President Dalia Grybauskaitė continues her working visit in Brussels where she is attending the European Council meeting. On the second day of the summit, the EU leaders are holding a discussion on economic issues and trade with global partners.
EU gives clear assessment of tensions created by Russia
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and 27 EU leaders have gathered in Brussels for a two-day European Council meeting to address the situation in Syria, relations with Russia, the migration crisis, as well as economic and trade issues. European leaders are discussing the deepening humanitarian crisis in Aleppo and Syria.
Finland’s higher education reform can be a model example for Lithuania
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is currently on an official visit in Finland, visited Aalto University where she met with the university’s President Tuula Teeri, Lithuanians studying there, and viewed design and startup laboratories. Aalto University was established in 2010 by merging three uncompetitive institutions into one. After the merger, the university emerged as a leader on a global scale.

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NATO exercises reinforce Lithuanian defense

2016-12-02

President Dalia Grybauskaitė observed NATO military exercise Iron Sword 2016 at the General Silvestras Žukauskas Training Area. This is one of the largest field training exercises held for the third time in Lithuania, with 4000 troops from 11 NATO allies taking part. It is aimed at achieving interoperability between Lithuanian and allied forces, improving coordination of actions and performing complex defense and logistic operations.

The President congratulated the United Arab Emirates on national day

2016-12-02

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the unification of the United Arab Emirates. Next year will mark twenty five years of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and the United Arab Emirates. According to the President, during this period the two countries have enjoyed increasing bilateral cooperation, growing interest in each other and greater popular willingness to develop mutually beneficial activities. She expressed her strong hope that the...

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Qatar

2016-11-30

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Ambassador Ahmed Saif Saif Khalaf Al-Midhadi of Qatar....

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Burkina Faso

2016-11-29

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Burkina Faso, Simplice Honoré...

Dalia Grybauskaitė congratulated the President of the Tunisian Republic on his 90th birthday

2016-11-29

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Beji Caid Essebsi of the Tunisian Republic on his 90th birthday. According to Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Tunisian Republic is celebrating his personal jubilee as he pursues dialogue and agreement between different national forces in order to achieve the ultimate goal of consolidating the state, unity among its citizens, as well as their well-being and security.

Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to the Prime Minister of Latvia on his birthday anniversary

2016-11-28

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to Māris Kučinskis, Prime Minister of Latvia, on his 55th birthday anniversary. The President underscored that Lithuania and Latvia were next-door neighbors, friends and close associates walking down together the historical pathway of independence and democracy. According to the President, Lithuania highly values increasingly stronger bilateral relations and sees Latvia as a partner and ally moving forward in one direction to attain common goals.

The President’s initiative: focus on violence against women in Lithuania and the world

2016-11-25

At the initiative of President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Dalia Grybauskaitė, a...

The President expressed condolences on the passing of former President of Greece

2016-11-21

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended condolences to President Prokopis Pavlopoulos of Greece on the passing of former President Constantinos Stephanopoulos. According to the President, Constantinos Stephanopoulos had served his country and its citizens with great commitment and responsibility as a prominent political figure and leading statesman.

The President extended condolences to India over the devastating train crash

2016-11-20

President Dalia Grybauskaitė offered her personal condolences and those of the Lithuanian people to President Shri Pranab Mukherjee of India over the train crash in Uttar Pradesh state, which killed more than one hundred people and left over 150 injured. The President wished strength and fortitude to the victims’ families as well as speedy recovery and health to those injured.

The President congratulated Monaco on national day

2016-11-19

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to Prince Albert II of Monaco on national day. This year marks the fifth anniversary of reestablished diplomatic relations between the Republic of Lithuania and the Principality of Monaco. According to the President, during this short time, the achievements have been considerable in enhancing cooperation, mutual understanding of the two countries and their cultures as well as relations and friendship between the people of Lithuania and Monaco.

The President congratulated Latvia on Independence Day

2016-11-18

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Raimonds Vējonis of Latvia on Independence Day. In her message of congratulations, the President underscored that Lithuania highly valued Latvia as a partner with which it could work together, consistently and efficiently, to pursue common goals, protect the interests of Lithuanian and Latvian citizens and implement nation-building priorities in defense, energy, economic development, and other areas.

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