Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the meeting of the Baltic states’ presidents and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. The meeting took place in Tallinn, Estonia, and focused on the enhancement of regional security and defense cooperation between the Baltic states and the U.S.
Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė extended congratulations, both personally and on behalf of the Lithuanian people, to U.S. President Donald Trump on Independence Day. In her message of congratulations, President Grybauskaitė underlined that Lithuania and the United States of America are united by the same goals.
On 28 June 2017 in Washington DC, Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, together with the Speakers of the Parliaments of the Nordic and Baltic countries, met with Paul Ryan, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, House Minority Leader and the members of the Congress Alcee Hastings, Jim Costa, Lois Frankel, Gregory Meeks, Randy Hultgtren.
On his visit to the United States of Amemrica Viktoras Pranckietis, Speaker of the Seimas, discusses transatlantic security, support to Eastern partners and transatlantic trade.
Did you know that Lithuania for almost a decade was in charge of Provincial Reconstruction Team(PRT) in the whole of Ghor province in Afghanistan? The Lithuanian-run PRT included military and civilian representatives from 7 countries: Denmark, Georgia, Iceland, Japan, U.S.A., Croatia and Ukraine. Besides, Lithuanian Special Forces conducted missions in Afghanistan for 13 years.
On May 19 the Ambassador of Lithuania Rolandas Kriščiūnas paid a working visit to Philadelphia, the largest city in the State of Pennsylvania, where he attended the American Jewish Committee (AJC) Philadelphia Chapter Board meeting and gave an interview to the biggest regional Jewish newspaper The Jewish Exponent.
Ambassador Kriščiūnas briefed the AJC board members about the efforts and steps to preserve historical and cultural heritage of Lithuanian Jewish Litvaks, the ongoing and planned memorial projects, the efforts to strenghten tolerance, fight the anti-Semitism initiatives, and Holocaust education initiatives. The famous Lithuanian artist Ray Bartkus who resides in New York, together with Kaunas Municipality Council member Professor Jonas Audėjaitis presented the Holocaust memorial monument to be erected in Kaunas.
Join us May 13 for EU Open House and get a rare look inside our Embassy!
You will have a chance to see a newly opened Poster Exhibition “Lithuanian Americans Celebrate Their Native Land in the 20th Century” at the Embassy’s historic ballroom, take part in a quiz about Lithuania (prizes included!), learn more about Lithuania as a tourism destination, get a taste of Lithuanian foods and drinks and a diverse cultural programme!
Have a look!
10 am – 12 pm – Lithuanian Folk Songs performed by JORĖ
10 am – 4 pm (with intermissions) – Lithuanian Folk Dances danced by MALŪNAS
2pm – 4 pm (with intermissions) – showcase and performance with Lithuanian traditional instrument kanklės (eng. zinther)
2:30 pm – 3 pm – Lithuanian folk dances and traditional games presented by Lithuanian School of Washington, DC
Start planning your day, visit www.EUOpenHouse.org for a complete overview of all the activities at all the 28 EU Embassies. Or download the brochure.
On April 20, 2017, first time in history the the US Department of State and the Embassies of Lithuania, Japan, and Israel hosted Yom HaShoah - the Holocaust Remembrance day commemoration event dedicated to the memory of the Righteous among the Nations Japanese diplomat.