March 13 President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė, who is on a working visit in the United States, visited the Pennsylvania National Guard headquarters and met with Commander Major General Anthony J. Carrelli. Lithuania's Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas and the Defense Attache Alvydas Šiuparis accompanied the President on her visit.
On 7 February, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius together with Ministers of other Baltic states met with the leadership of the U.S. Senate and the House Committees.
On 6 February, 2019, the Meeting of Ministers of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS took place in Washington, D.C., the United States. In the meeting, representatives of 74 coalition states and 5 international organizations discussed the fight against terrorism in Iraq and Syria, protection of national and religious minorities, responsibility for crimes against humanity, and humanitarian aid for people affected by the conflict in the region.
On 5 February in Washington, D.C., Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius met with the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy Dan Brouillette to discuss the strengthening of transatlantic cooperation in the field of energy security and emphasized the mutual benefits of the diversification of energy sources in the region, when promoting imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the U.S.
On 5 February, during the visit to the U.S., Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius met with the Chair of the Senate Finance Committee, Co-Chairman of the Senate Baltic Freedom Caucus Chuck Grassley, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Wess Mitchell, experts from the Atlantic Council, students at the Washington University, and members of the academic community.
Lithuanian Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas attended the International Holocaust Remembrance Day Commemoration event at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Ambassador joined other Ambassadors and together with the Holocaust survivors lit the candles in memoria of the six million Jews killed by Nazi regime.
Lithuanian Americans and friends of Lithuania braved the snowstorm and on January 13 participated in a tribute run in memoria of Lithuanian citizens killed by Soviet tanks on January 13, 1991, when the Soviet army unsuccessfully tried to crash Lithuania's Independence.
Atraditional International Tribute Run of "Life and Death" is organized in Vilnius on January 12/13 every year since 1992. Lithuanian embassies, communities and friends of Lithuania across the world also join this tradition.
The Embassy of Lithuania joined the civic initiative "Memory is Alive through Testimony", undergoing in all Lithuanian schools and public institutions. The Embassy team lit the candles in the windows to remember the civilians killed by Soviet troops in 1991, and formed a Forget Me Not flower out of the lit candles, which is a sign of respect to the heroic sacrifice that the Lithuanian people demonstrated while defending Lithuanian freedom. The memorial candles symbolize life, light, justice, memory, and unity.
On 14 November, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation organized a conference and a Triumph of Liberty Gala Dinner to remember all victims of tyranny and to celebrate the heroes of liberty in Washington, DC.
A big LED sculpture entitled “Gardens” by internationally acclaimed Lithuanian American artist Ray Bartkus was officially unveiled at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia on October 9. The event and exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood. The artwork will be displayed until November 9.
The Embassy of Lithuania together with Sweden, UK and US company Twitter co-sponsored the Atlantic Council's second Global Forum on Strategic Communications and Digital Disinformation. The Forum was held on October 2-4 in Washington, DC, with one of the sessions taking part at Lithuanian Embassy. Lithuanian Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor Arnoldas Pikžirnis spoke about Lithuania's experience in countering state-sponsored propaganda during the Forum.
Lithuanian Ambassador Rolandas Kriščiūnas presented business and investment opportunities in Lithuania for Ohio business community. The event "Doing business with the Baltic Countries" was organized by European -American Chamber of Commerce of greater Cincinnati, and took place on September 25.
On 24 September, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius took part in the leading annual transatlantic security conference in Washington, D.C. - the CEPA Forum - and discussed cooperation between the countries of Europe and North America in response to common security challenges.