President of the Republic of Lithuania


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Lithuania and Germany enjoy special bonds
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany and discussed bilateral relations and cooperation in the EU and NATO. It is the first Steinmeier’s official visit to Lithuania after assuming office of the President. On the second day of the visit, Presidents Steinmeier and Grybauskaitė will visit German soldiers serving at the NATO forward presence battalion in Rukla. According to Dalia Grybauskaitė, Germany is one of the closest partners of Lithuania. Both countries are tightly bound together by long-term historic and cultural ties while successful bilateral economic cooperation contributes to the well-being of Lithuanian people. Germany is the second largest trade partner and the third largest foreign investor that has created over 17 thousand jobs in Lithuania.
Dutch soldiers – a model of NATO unity and social solidarity
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte. After the bilateral meeting, the President and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands visited Dutch soldiers serving at the NATO’s enhanced forward presence battalion. Dalia Grybauskaitė underscored that the Netherlands, the second largest investor in Lithuania, currently was one of the main security partners as well. Now, the German-led NATO enhanced forward presence battalion is the place of service for 250 Dutch soldiers who came to Lithuania along with infantry fighting vehicles, armored vehicles and other equipment.
The President to meet with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands
On Friday, August 11, at 9.30, President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte. The bilateral meeting between the leaders of Lithuania and the Netherlands will be held at the Great Lithuanian Hetman Jonušas Radvila Training Regiment in Rukla where Dutch soldiers are presently serving. Visiting Dutch soldiers serving at the NATO enhanced forward presence battalion is one of the main objectives of the Prime Minister of the Netherlands. Now, 250 Dutch soldiers serve at the German-led international battalion. Dutch military equipment, armored vehicles and infantry fighting vehicles are also stationed in Lithuania. Dutch fighters were on air policing mission repeatedly. Dutch military officers also serve at the NATO Force Integration Unit in Vilnius.
Dalia Grybauskaitė directly presented to Donald Trump specific threats to Lithuania
President Dalia Grybauskaitė attends a meeting between the leaders of the region and U.S. President Donald Trump. The main aim of the meeting, attended by twelve heads of state of the Eastern and Central Europe, is to inform the U.S. President about threats and challenges faced by the region. President Dalia Grybauskaitė informed the U.S. President directly of specific security situation in the region and Lithuania‘s defense needs.
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.
‘Russia Is a Threat … to All of Europe’
Lithuania’s president talks to Foreign Policy about Vladimir Putin's "little green men" and whether Donald Trump really believes in NATO.