President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs Margot Wallström to discuss bilateral issues, the security situation in the Baltic Sea region and energy cooperation between the two countries.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili to discuss regional security issues and the progress their countries have made in implementing European reforms.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė, currently attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, met with Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The meeting focused on Lithuania's progress towards negotiations for membership in this prestigious organisation.
Ladies and Gentlemen, In the twenty-fifth year of its re-independence, Lithuania again stands proud of its strong spirit, courage and political will. Lithuania, the first of the Baltic States, has built a liquefied natural gas terminal. It is a strategic energy project that will determine our future. At the same time, it is Lithuania's great victory.
Mr. President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Today, numerous armed conflicts and instability in the world make us go back to the main purposes of the United Nations: to keep peace throughout the world. As member states of the United Nations, we are all committed to this core principle. With the danger of terrorism and war spreading in the world, now is the right moment to stop and reconsider our actions and do everything possible to bring an end to the fighting, be it in your own homeland, neighbouring countries, or in your region.
Dear Generals, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am glad to welcome you all in Lithuania at the meeting that follows the Wales Summit. Two weeks ago, in Wales, all the leaders agreed who is the aggressor in Europe today. Sadly but the price for eyes-opening was far too high ‒ occupation of a sovereign countries territory, repeated violations of international law and ‒ most important - many innocent lives.
Dear Participants of the Awards Ceremony, Today we pay tribute to the spirit of humanness that goes beyond regimes and wars. We bow our heads before those who held the life of their friends, neighbors or total strangers more precious than personal safety. Battered by the storms of history, deprived of national independence, robbed of normal life, the people of Lithuania stood firm by the only value left to them - humanness.