President of the Republic of Lithuania

President of the Swiss Confederation to arrive on official visit to Lithuania

2013-05-31

Fridays, May 31, Vilnius - At the invitation of President Dalia Grybauskaitė, the President of the Swiss Confederation, Ueli Maurer, will make an official visit to Lithuania on 3 June.

During their meeting, the Presidents will discuss bilateral relations, economic and cultural cooperation between Lithuania and Switzerland, EU-Swiss relations, and the priorities of Lithuania's upcoming Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

According to President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuania appreciates Switzerland's financial support to our country which Lithuania particularly needed after restoration of independence. The support is very important to our state now as well, especially in the sphere of health care.

The two Presidents will discuss the possibilities to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation, in particular in the fields of research and high-tech, textile, and furniture industry.

Switzerland is European Union's exclusive partner and one of the leading countries in direct foreign investments in the EU. Therefore, the President noted, during its presidency of the EU Council Lithuania will seek to further strengthen the relationship between the European Union and Switzerland.

The agenda of the visit also foresees the meeting of the Lithuanian and Swiss Presidents and state delegations, as well as joint press conference by both Presidents.

This will be the third visit by the President of the Swiss Confederation to Lithuania after our country regaining its independence.

Programme of official visit by the President of the Swiss Confederation at the Presidential Palace, and information for the media:

Monday, June 3

12:00 Official welcoming ceremony for President Ueli Maurer of the Swiss Confederation in the inner courtyard of the Presidential Palace (Video and photo opportunity)

12:10 Official photo and signing the guest book in the White Hall (Video and photo opportunity)

12:15 Tete-a-tete meeting of the Lithuanian and Swiss Presidents (Photo and video opportunity at the beginning of the meeting)

12:45 Meeting of delegations led by the Presidents (Photo and video opportunity at the beginning of the meeting)

13:50 Press conference by Lithuanian and Swiss Presidents

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2013.05.31 10:46

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