In Kyiv, President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk to discuss Ukraine's progress in implementing major reforms. According to the President, unity is crucially important for Ukrainian people now. The implementation of reforms in Ukraine requires joint effort by all governmental bodies and the solidarity of people. Reforms must be carried out immediately and effectively.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with President Petro Poroshenko of Ukraine in Kyiv. The Presidents co-chaired the seventh session of the Council of Presidents of the Republic of Lithuania and Ukraine. They discussed concrete measures Lithuania could offer Ukraine to help implement the necessary reforms and ensure its national and regional security.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. The President and the NATO chief, who had taken office a month ago, visited the Air Space Control Centre in Karmėlava whose one of the main functions is to coordinate the NATO air policing mission. They met with Lithuanian and allied military personnel and heard the report on the security situation in the region.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, on behalf of the Lithuanian people and on her own behalf, to His Serene Highness Prince Albert II on the occasion of Monaco's National Day. According to the President, increasingly close relations between Lithuania and Monaco and the promotion of our shared values will contribute to the development of new friendly and productive bilateral initiatives.
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.