President of the Republic of Lithuania
The President called on the UN General Assembly to defend democratic values
President Gitanas Nausėda remotely addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly urging the international community to cooperate more closely, defend human rights with greater resolve and maintain peace more firmly. The President focused on the events in Belarus and Russia’s efforts to undermine the foundations of the international order. The President underlined that Lithuania’s respect for the international order stemmed from the painful historical experience, first of all, memories of crimes committed by the occupation regimes. “The century-old mistakes must not be repeated”, said the President urging the international community not to give in to those who tried to falsify and manipulate history to serve their current political agenda.
The President proposes an EU economic assistance plan for democratic Belarus
Together with Presidents of Poland and Romania, President Gitanas Nausėda calls upon the EU institutions and Member States to consider a package of measures for democratic Belarus for the political, economic, and societal transition of the country. The three leaders urged the EU to extend a package of assistance that would encompass facilitation of trade with the EU and assistance in WTO accession negotiations; a visa-free regime for citizens of Belarus; diversification of the economy and the energy sector; as well as access to financial resources for the restructuring of the economy, increasing international financial institutions’ presence and activity in reforming the economy and boosting investments.
The President: we have restored excellent relations with Poland and bilateral projects are ahead
President Gitanas Nausėda met with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki who came for a working visit to Lithuania. The meeting of the President and the Polish Prime Minister took place on a symbolic day for Poland, the Soviet Union invaded Eastern Poland, 81 years ago, on 17 September 1937. Marking this tragic date, the leaders agreed to join their efforts in fighting against Russia’s propaganda and attempts to rewrite history.
The President calls on the European leaders to consider further steps in relations with Belarus
President Gitanas Nausėda took part at the European Council video conference held in preparation for the forthcoming European Council meeting on 24-25 September 2020. The preparatory Council session was convened in a non-traditional format – in small groups. Austrian, Belgian, Croatian, Danish, Finnish, German and Slovakian leaders participated in the video conference together with President Nausėda.
The President: we strongly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
President Gitanas Nausėda met with Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Dmytro Razumkov. At the meeting, the President reiterated Lithuania’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and the Euro-Atlantic aspirations. The President and the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada discussed relevant bilateral and regional issues, the Eastern Partnership Initiative, cooperation between NATO and Ukraine as well as the implementation of reforms in Ukraine and situation in Belarus. “We strongly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and will continue our policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea. We must keep the international community focused on this problem to find a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine”, said the President at the meeting.
The President: only by acting together we can make decisions that meet EU-wide challenges
President Gitanas Nausėda opened a conference “Together for Europe’s Recovery” held to discuss the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The President called on the UN General Assembly to defend democratic values
The President called on the UN General Assembly to defend democratic values
The President proposes an EU economic assistance plan for democratic Belarus
The President proposes an EU economic assistance plan for democratic Belarus
The President: we have restored excellent relations with Poland and bilateral projects are ahead
The President: we have restored excellent relations with Poland and bilateral projects are ahead
The President calls on the European leaders to consider further steps in relations with Belarus
The President calls on the European leaders to consider further steps in relations with Belarus
The President: we strongly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
The President: we strongly support Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity
The President: only by acting together we can make decisions that meet EU-wide challenges
The President: only by acting together we can make decisions that meet EU-wide challenges

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The President spoke with the Austrian President on the phone

2020-09-23

President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with President Alexander van der Bellen of Austria. The Presidents discussed the situation in Belarus, the prospects of the forthcoming European Council decisions and the readiness of the EU Member States to contribute to resolving the situation in Belarus.

French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse will pay an official visit to Lithuania

2020-09-23

President Gitanas Nausėda and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė will host French President Emmanuel Macron with his spouse...

The President called on the UN General Assembly to defend democratic values

2020-09-23

President Gitanas Nausėda remotely addressed the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly urging the...

Speech by the President of the Republic of Lithuania, at the United Nations General Assembly

2020-09-23

Mr. President, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am honored to address the seventy-fifth session of the...

In preparation for the Council meeting the President and the Dutch Prime Minister discussed the situation in Belarus

2020-09-22

President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Marku Rutte of the Netherlands. The...

The President proposes an EU economic assistance plan for democratic Belarus

2020-09-21

Together with Presidents of Poland and Romania, President Gitanas Nausėda calls upon the EU institutions and Member...

The President congratulated Armenia on Independence Day

2020-09-21

President Gitanas Nausėda extended congratulations to President Armen Sarkissian and all the people of Armenia on Independence Day. “I am delighted that Lithuania was the first to recognize the independence of Armenia and that after almost three decades we continue fostering successful bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and Armenia, friendly and sincere people-to-people contacts, especially in the field of culture”, the President said in the message of congratulations.

The President congratulated Malta on Independence Day

2020-09-21

President Gitanas Nausėda extended congratulations to President George Vella of the Republic of Malta on Independence Day. “Our two nations are linked by close bilateral relations based on mutual respect, common values and a feeling of responsibility for the future of our continent. When Lithuania and Malta encounter challenges that transcend national borders, they work together to deal with ongoing issues,” the President wrote in his message of congratulations.

The President: borders may be closed on both sides

2020-09-18

President Gitanas Nausėda had a telephone conversation with President Andrzej Duda of Poland to exchange views on the statement of the Belarusian authorities on closing borders with Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine. The two Presidents discussed the situation at the border with Belarus and stressed that no active action had been observed to substantiate the threats from Belarus and there were no actual decisions made to close the borders from the Belarusian side. Lithuanian border guards work as usual and traffic through the Lithuanian-Belarusian border checkpoints runs smoothly.

The President congratulated the Lithuanian and world Jewish community on the Jewish New Year

2020-09-18

The President congratulated the Jewish community in Lithuania and around the world on the Jewish New Year celebration Rosh Hashanah. The President wished all the Israeli people for endurance, strength, and good health in the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic and its consequences, and the Jews of Lithuania and all over the world, beautiful and sweet holidays, as well as continued success and prosperity. “We live in a challenging time, but holidays always shift focus on fundamental values and help us leave all the worries behind. Today, it is important to remember the power of sharing...

The President congratulated Chile on Independence Day

2020-09-18

President Gitanas Nausėda extended congratulations to Sebastián Piñera, President-elect of the Republic of Chile, on Independence Day and wished all the Chilean people continued health, unity and prosperity. “Our two countries are linked by friendly bilateral relations and successful cooperation in the United Nations and other international organizations. By acting together, we work to ensure peace and security in the world and deal with such global problems as COVID-19 created challenges, climate change, and sustainable development”, the President said in the message of congratulations.

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