Honorary consuls strengthen Lithuania’s ties with the world
Tuesday, June 12, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė met with honorary consuls of Lithuania to discuss the political situation in the country ahead of the forthcoming elections to the Seimas, the country's economic recovery, the commitment to observe fiscal discipline, energy projects, the upcoming EU presidency and the results of the NATO Chicago Summit.
The President thanked the honorary consuls for promoting the name of Lithuania and invited them to actively support the upcoming Lithuanian Presidency of the EU Council in the second half of 2013.
"Next year, Lithuania will have a huge responsibility to preside over the European Union. Your contribution to presenting our country's presidency goals, priorities and tasks to be carried out will be of great significance. It's a great opportunity for us all to promote Lithuania's name internationally," the President said.
According to the President, Lithuania has maintained strict fiscal discipline and managed to combat economic hardship successfully. The recovering economy, responsible financial policies and the strengthening of energy security, she said, opens attractive opportunities for business development and investments in Lithuania.
The President underlined that honorary consuls' direct communication with businessmen who want to invest or start business in Lithuania, artists looking for opportunities, and scientists who can contribute to the development of science in Lithuania was a priceless support to our country.
Honorary consuls are officials responsible for promoting friendly relations as well as economic, cultural and scientific ties between Lithuania and a state where an honorary consulate is set up.
Lithuania currently has 170 honorary consuls in 74 countries. Conventions of Honorary Consuls have been held in Lithuania since 2001.
Press Service of the President
Last updated: 2012-06-12 12:49