President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President met with the Grand Master of the Order of Malta

2019-11-08

President Gitanas Nausėda and First Lady Diana Nausėdienė who are on a working visit to Rome met with Giacomo Dalla Torre del Tempio di Sanguinetto, the Grand Master of the Order of Malta. The activities of the Order of Malta in Lithuania, volunteering and mutual assistance projects and their importance in building a socially responsible society were discussed at the meeting.

“Together with my spouse, Diana, we are prepared to put every effort in supporting volunteers of the Order of Malta. We are grateful to the Relief Organization of the Order of Malta for their cooperation in sharing the experience of migrant integration. International experience of this kind is highly needed in our country”, the President said.

According to the President, the charitable activities carried out by the Maltese organization for over 20 years are important and necessary for the weakest and most vulnerable members of our society. It promotes volunteering and develops values of understanding, compassion and solidarity. The President emphasized that Lithuania could share the experience of the Relief Organization of the Order of Malta with Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia and Armenia.

First Lady Diana Nausėdienė was a patron of a charity campaign the Little Heart Houses Big Ideas organized by the Order of Malta to raise school supplies for children. The First Lady will also open the 14th event of the Maltese Soup in December to raise funds for the care service and meals provided to lonely and poor people. 

Having a network of over 80 thousand volunteers and 15 thousand medical workers the Order of Malta is the oldest relief organization in the world, with humanitarian and charitable activities in 120 countries. Relief Organization of the Order of Malta was established in Lithuania, in 1991. Currently, the organization has more than 1500 volunteers who provide social care services in 40 cities and towns of Lithuania.

This year marks the 27th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and the Order of Malta.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2019.11.08 15:39

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