President of the Republic of Lithuania

Germany helps strengthen the security of Lithuania
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss preparations for the NATO summit in Warsaw and the situation in Ukraine. According to the President, the tense security environment and the enhanced presence of high-readiness military forces in the neighborhood of the Baltic countries make it necessary to deploy NATO’s adequate deterrence measures on the Eastern border of the Alliance.
Lithuania and Romania seek NATO’s enhanced presence in the region
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Klaus Werner Iohannis of Romania. The Romanian President is on a state visit to Lithuania as the two countries are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations. The Presidents of Lithuania and Romania discussed bilateral relations, measures to tackle the migration crisis that has hit Europe, as well as the strengthening of the EU’s energy security and the energy union.
The President met with the vice-chairman of the party led by Angela Merkel
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Armin Laschet, deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), and a delegation of parliamentarians from the Landtag of North Rhine-Westphalia. The Christian Democratic Union, whose chairwoman is Chancellor Angela Merkel, is the main partner of the ruling coalition in Germany.
Economic diplomacy must contribute to building the future of Lithuania
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Lithuanian diplomats working in the field of economy to discuss national economic diplomacy priorities. “Lithuania is a global market player. Slowing growth in developing economies, international security challenges and fluctuating oil prices affect the economy of the world, and of Lithuania. Economic diplomacy must not only help counter global challenges but also contribute to building the future of Lithuania.
Support of the Holy See is important for Europe and Lithuania
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, and presented him with a state decoration. The Grand Cross of the Order of Vytautas the Great was presented to the Cardinal for his personal efforts to the development of relations between Lithuania and the Holy See and the promotion of bilateral cooperation in political and cultural areas.

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The President congratulated Armenia on national day

2016-05-28

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to President Serzh Sargsyan of Armenia on the occasion of the 98th anniversary of Armenia’s Republic Day. Dalia Grybauskaitė expressed her hope that the constructive dialogue and bilateral cooperation ties maintained by Lithuania and Armenia across a whole range of key political, economic and security issues would make the two countries stronger. In her message of congratulations, the President also emphasized the importance of developing societal and cultural contacts between Lithuania and Armenia.

The President congratulated Azerbaijan on Republic Day

2016-05-28

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan on Republic Day. In her message of congratulations, the Lithuanian President emphasized the importance of positive dialogue between Lithuania and Azerbaijan as well as of cooperation at the bilateral level and within the context of relations with the European Union.

Germany helps strengthen the security of Lithuania

2016-05-26

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier to discuss preparations for the...

The President congratulated Georgia on the anniversary of Independence Day

2016-05-26

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to...

The President congratulated Argentina on national day

2016-05-25

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to President Mauricio Macri of the Argentine Republic on national holiday, May Revolution Day. This year marks the twenty fifth anniversary of the reestablishment of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Argentina. According to the President, ties between the two nations and their citizens are increasingly growing – not least through the efforts of the large Lithuanian community in Argentina.

The President congratulated Jordan on Independence Day

2016-05-25

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to King Abdullah II ibn Al Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on the occasion of the 70th Anniversary of Jordan Independence Day. The President emphasized that the common values and uniform approach of the two countries to key items on the international agenda produced a strong partnership for peace and security in the region and the world.

Dalia Grybauskaitė congratulated the President-elect of Austria

2016-05-23

President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations to President-elect Alexander Van der Bellen of the Republic of Austria. “I firmly believe that the trust given to you by the citizens of Austria will be a source of inspiration for meaningful work towards ensuring the general good, security and unity of the people of your country and of the whole of Europe. I hope that in the coming years the dialogue between Lithuania and Austria will be further enriched at both the bilateral level and within the European Union by new ideas and joint initiatives that strengthen people-to-people contacts,” the President...

The President extended condolences over the plane crash

2016-05-19

On behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf, President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended condolences to President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi of the Arab Republic of Egypt and President François Hollande of France over the plane crash which killed dozens of people. According to the President, it is a great shock to the people of Egypt and France. In this hour of deep sorrow, the President wished fortitude to the victims’ families and loved ones, as well as strength and consolidation in investigating the tragic cause of the crash.

Lithuania and Romania seek NATO’s enhanced presence in the region

2016-05-18

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Klaus Werner Iohannis of Romania. The Romanian President is on a...

The President met with the vice-chairman of the party led by Angela Merkel

2016-05-17

President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Armin Laschet, deputy chairman of the Christian Democratic Union of Germany...

The President of Romania to arrive on a state visit in Lithuania

2016-05-17

On Wednesday, May 18, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Klaus Iohannis of Romania who will arrive on a state visit in Lithuania. The two Presidents will discuss the security situation in the region, the upcoming NATO summit, EU energy security issues, the response of European countries to the migration crisis, as well as economic, scientific and cultural cooperation between Lithuania and Romania. According to the President, the Romanian President’s state visit to Lithuania is a sign of growing bilateral relations and deep mutual understanding. Lithuania and Romania are bound not only by...

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