President of the Republic of Lithuania

Holocaust rescuers – a model for courage and generosity of heart
President Dalia Grybauskaitė awarded the Life Saving Cross to those Lithuanian citizens who despite grave danger to their families and themselves saved Jews from the Nazi genocide during World War II. Forty four persons were decorated posthumously.
The President received Person of the Year Award
President Dalia Grybauskaitė received the Person of the Year Award from the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture during her working visit to New York. The President was awarded for her substantial contribution to the promotion of Lithuanian national identity and culture. The Person of the Year Award was established as early as in 1969. Each year, this award recognizes persons with special merits to Lithuania, its culture, and progress.
A better world can only be achieved through full participation of women
President Dalia Grybauskaitė delivered a speech at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, which focuses on boosting sustainable global development. The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals came into effect this year. They are aimed at ending poverty and hunger, ensuring quality education and health care, achieving gender equality, delivering growth and tackling climate change by 2030.
Violence against women – we all pay the price
President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Dalia Grybauskaitė hosted a high-level discussion aimed at focusing international attention on the economic cost of violence against women at the United Nations General Assembly.
Bratislava summit: fundamental discussions on EU’s future
President Dalia Grybauskaitė is attending the EU-27 summit in Bratislava. The meeting’s objective is to discuss the situation in Europe after the Brexit vote, to identify issues of concern to EU citizens and to start consultations on what the future community should be like after the United Kingdom leaves it.

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Holocaust rescuers – a model for courage and generosity of heart

2016-09-28

President Dalia Grybauskaitė awarded the Life Saving Cross to those Lithuanian citizens who despite grave danger to their families and themselves saved Jews from the Nazi genocide during World War II. Forty four persons were decorated posthumously. At the beginning of the ceremony, the President invited all to observe a minute of silence in memory of Shimon Peres, former President of Israel, Nobel Peace Prize winner, and a Litvak born not far from Vilnius.

President extends heartfelt condolences on the passing of former President Shimon Peres of the State of Israel

2016-09-28

President Dalia Grybauskaitė conveyed her heartfelt condolences to President Reuven Rivlin of the State of Israel and...

Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to the President of Cyprus on his birthday anniversary

2016-09-27

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Nicos Anastasiades of the Republic of Cyprus on the occasion of his 70th birthday anniversary. “You are celebrating your personal jubilee as a leading statesman who has earned the respect of the people of Cyprus and colleagues from partner states. May your wisdom and strong commitment continue guiding you on the path of serving your fellow citizens,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

The President extended congratulations to Saudi Arabia on Independence Day

2016-09-23

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of national day. “I strongly hope that close cooperation on topical international and security issues in the context of relations between the European Union and Saudi Arabia will contribute to responsible solutions to common challenges and issues of mutual importance,” the President wrote in her message of congratulations.

The President received Person of the Year Award

2016-09-23

President Dalia Grybauskaitė received the Person of the Year Award from the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture...

A better world can only be achieved through full participation of women

2016-09-22

President Dalia Grybauskaitė delivered a speech at the 71st United Nations General Assembly, which focuses on...

The President extended congratulations to Bulgaria on Independence Day

2016-09-22

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Rosen Plevneliev of Bulgaria on the occasion of Independence Day. According to the President, Lithuania and Bulgaria, marking the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations this year, have been engaged in meaningful work. The dialogue between the two countries has been furthered on the bilateral level as well as on the level of the European Union and NATO.

Violence against women – we all pay the price

2016-09-21

President of Lithuania and Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders Dalia Grybauskaitė hosted a high-level...

The President extended congratulations to Malta on Independence Day

2016-09-21

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca of Malta on the occasion of Independence Day and wished the President continued success, as well as long years of prosperity and well-being to Malta and its people. Dalia Grybauskaitė said that cooperation between Malta and Lithuania has been growing consistently stronger. According to the President, twelve years ago, our countries became members of the European Union and now they jointly seek important decisions that benefit all Europeans, enhance security...

The President will take part in the UN General Assembly Debate

2016-09-19

On Tuesday, September 20, President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on a working visit to New York where she will...

The President congratulated Chile on Independence Day

2016-09-18

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf to President Michelle Bachelet of the Republic of Chile on the occasion of Independence Day. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Chile. According to the President, the two countries have become close over these years. They share the same standpoint on topical global issues and work successfully together in international organizations.

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