President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Gjorge Ivanov of Macedonia
Monday, April 30, Vilnius - Tomorrow, May 1 at 10 a.m., President Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Gjorge Ivanov of the Republic of Macedonia. A bilateral agreement on cultural cooperation is going to be signed during their meeting at the Presidential Palace.
The two presidents will discuss relations between Lithuania and Macedonia, opportunities for cooperation in economic, agricultural, cultural, and higher education areas as well as Macedonia's integration into the European Union and NATO.
The agenda will also include the topical issues of energy security and nuclear safety. According to President Dalia Grybauskaitė, Lithuania and Macedonia are facing similar energy security challenges after the decommissioning of Lithuania's Ignalina Nuclear Power Plant and Bulgaria's Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant.
Both Lithuania and Macedonia have decided to develop nuclear energy and both countries speak out for the most stringent safety requirements to be applied to planned and existing nuclear power facilities.
Programme of the meeting between President Dalia Grybauskaitė and President Gjorge Ivanov, with information for the media
10:00 Welcome ceremony. (Special area designated in the interior courtyard of the Presidential Palace for camera operators and photographers covering the welcome ceremony: Pool 1.)
10:03 Official photo. President of Macedonia signs the guest book in the White Hall. (Photo and video opportunity from specially designated area: Pool 2. Due to tight schedule, camera operators and photographers will not be able to work in both pools, so please choose only one among them.)
10:05 Meeting between President Dalia Grybauskaitė and President Gjorge Ivanov in the Blue Hall. (Media representatives covering the beginning of the meeting will be escorted to the Blue Hall: Pool 2.)
10:35 Meeting of delegations headed by the Presidents of Lithuania and Macedonia in the Negotiations Hall. (Media representatives covering the beginning of the meeting will be escorted to the Negotiations Hall: Pool 2.)
11:10 Signing of inter-governmental agreement in the White Hall. (Media representatives covering the signing ceremony will be escorted to the White Hall: Pool 2.)
11:25 Joint press conference by the Presidents of Lithuania and Macedonia (Press Conference Hall).
Camera operators and photographers are requested to arrive at the Presidential Palace at 9:00 a.m. and submit to security screening.
Press Service of the President