President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President and the First Lady met with Lithuania's honorary consuls and ambassadors

2019-10-21

Monday, October 21, Tokyo On the first day of the visit to Tokyo, President Gitanas Nausėda and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė met with honorary consuls in Japan, Chairman of Japan-Lithuania Friendship Diet Members’ League Hirofumi Nakasone, officials of the Government of Japan, former Japanese ambassadors to Lithuania and the closest friends of our country.

During the solemn dinner, the President and guests discussed bilateral relations, economic and cultural cooperation between Lithuania and Japan.

“This month marks the 28th anniversary of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations. Over time Lithuania became stronger and became a responsible member of the EU and NATO. Although Lithuania and Japan are distant in geographical terms and have cultural differences, we succeeded in building strong ties based on shared values and mutual respect. Bilateral economic cooperation makes us optimistic about the future. We see many prospects in research and innovation, where Lithuanian and Japanese scientists share a fruitful partnership. Our countries share similar positions more and more often and that would not be possible without the sincere involvement of Lithuanian friends in Japan”, said the President, expressing his gratitude to the Chairman of Japan-Lithuania Friendship Diet Members’ League for the support, assistance and understanding in all matters of importance to Lithuania.

During the working visit to Tokyo, the President will focus on strengthening bilateral, political, economic and cultural relations with Japan. A meeting with Tadamori Oshima, Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Japanese Parliament, is also planned.

The agenda of the President includes a visit and an opening speech at the Lithuanian-Japanese Business Forum, as well as a meeting with executives of major Japanese corporations planning investments in Lithuania. The President will visit the Memorial Museum of Chiune Sugihara, placing flowers at the monument to the Japanese diplomat, campaigner for freedom of peoples and human rights. The President will be awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gifu. The President will give an open lecture on Lithuania and Japan: The Way Forward to mark the occasion. 

A separate agenda is set for the First Lady. The First Lady will visit a Tokyo School that fosters relations with Lithuania and Keio University, Center for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases, Medical Research and Development Agency.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2019.10.22 08:08

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