President of the Republic of Lithuania


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Visa-free travel throughout the EU – an achievement of entire Ukraine
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is on a working visit to Ukraine, met with President Petro Poroshenko. The Presidents of Lithuania and Ukraine discussed Ukraine’s European integration process and security situation in the region. Dalia Grybauskaitė congratulated the Ukrainian people with visa-free travel throughout the EU coming into effect on 11 June and stated that a possibility to enjoy unrestricted travel in Europe was a huge achievement of the entire Ukraine and its people.
State of the Nation Address by H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania
Dear Fellow People of Lithuania, Distinguished Members of the Seimas, We are living in extraordinary times – when both history and today’s global challenges are persistently knocking at our door. The approaching centenary of the restoration of Lithuania’s independence has expanded the usual field of vision, offering deeper insights into our statehood, ultimate goals, and responsibility. The February 16 generation brought the nation back from oblivion and set out to build a new modern Lithuania. Remarkable progress had been achieved by the time it celebrated 20 years of independence. If we had not been brutally stopped, today we would be living in a state that does not need to catch up for the time lost.
Lithuania and Estonia enhance regional security and well-being
President Dalia Grybauskaitė is on a state visit to Estonia where she met with President Kersti Kaljulaid. Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius, Minister of Energy Žygimantas Vaičiūnas and Vice-Minister of Defense Edvinas Kerza are members of the state delegation accompanying the President. With Estonia taking over the Presidency of the Council of the EU, the two Presidents discussed EU agenda matters of importance to Lithuania and the entire Europe as well as the strengthening of the Baltic countries’ security; implementation of regional projects, and bilateral relations in economy and science. During her state visit, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will also meet with Speaker of the Estonian Parliament Eiki Nestor and Prime Minister Jüri Ratas.
Strong and renewed NATO is our common interest
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, together with the leaders from 27 NATO member countries, discussed further enhancement of the Alliance’s defense capabilities, adequate funding for defense and fight against the growing threat of terrorism. At the beginning of the Summit, a new NATO headquarters building and the Berlin Wall and 9/11 memorials, symbolizing transatlantic unity, were unveiled in the presence of King Philippe of the Belgians. After the 11 September 2001 terror attack in New York, Article 5 of the Washington Treaty, enshrining the core principle of NATO’s collective defense, was invoked for the first and only time.
Belgian soldiers help to ensure Lithuania's security
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with King Philippe of Belgium who came to Lithuania to visit Belgian soldiers serving in the NATO forward presence battalion. The President and the King discussed bilateral cooperation within NATO framework as well as additional security and deterrence measures in the region.
German Defense Minister awarded state decoration of Lithuania
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen to present her with the Grand Cross of the Order for Merits to Lithuania for personal support to the development of relations between Lithuania and Germany as well as for her contribution to strengthening bilateral military cooperation. The President underlined that with Ursula von der Leyen as head of the Defense Ministry, Germany demonstrated effective leadership in reinforcing the security of Lithuania and NATO’s eastern flank.
The U.S. reaffirms its commitment to the Baltic states’ security
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Munich. Latvian and Estonian presidents also participated in the meeting where views were exchanged on cooperation with the United States and on strengthening the transatlantic bond. The highlight of the agenda was the importance of strong transatlantic relations for peace and security. Acording to the President, the United States is Lithuania’s strategic partner that contributes to building up security across the entire region through active and tangible work. Dalia Grybauskaitė expressed gratitude to the Vice President for his country’s decision to deploy U.S. soldiers and military equipment, including tanks “Abrams” in Poland and in the Baltic states.