President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on April 4 attended the screening of the film “Ashes in the Snow” at the U.S. Capitol
On 8 March, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with leaders and representatives of the key world and U.S. Jewish organizations in Washington, D.C. In a traditional meeting at the Lithuanian Embassy the Foreign Minister discussed important issues of international and bilateral cooperation, including the fight against anti-Semitism and other forms of hatred, Iran’s policy, the Middle East peace process, and the preservation of Lithuania’s Jewish heritage
U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in their congratulatory messages to the people of Lithuania underlined the friendship between the two nations and called Lithuania "one of our most important partners in promoting democracy and individual freedoms."
On February 15-18 Lithuania's Ambassador to the USA Rolandas Kriščiūnas and Embassy's team celebrated the Centennial of the restoration of the state of Lithuania in Washington DC and joined Lithuanian American communities across the East Coast in their celebrations.
I warmly congratulate all Lithuanian Americans and all friends of Lithuania on the Day of Restoration of Lithuania’s Independence.
Hundred years ago in Vilnius, the founding fathers of modern Lithuanian State signed a document, which has become a symbol uniting all people living in Lithuania and Lithuanians living abroad. The declaration of February 16th has been the source of inspiration for our modern State‘s heroes who fought for free and independent Lithuania in the past century.
Committed to honoring the past and to protecting our common peaceful future, the Embassy’s team and American Jewish Committee Rabbi Andrew Baker joined the #WeRemember campaign. On January 27 the world commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day to honors 6 millions Jews, among them almost 200.000 Lithuanian citizens Jews, who were brutally murdered during attrocities and genocide in 1933-1945. #NeverAgain
To remember and honor those killed and injured during the attack by the Soviet Army on peaceful civilians in January 1991, the screening of the movie “Vytautas Landsbergis - the Path to Freedom” was organized at the Embassy on January 13. The following day, the Embassy staff and Lithuanian community participated in the Tribute Run.
The 14th Ambassador’s Cup Basketball Tournament, organized by the Embassy of Lithuania together with Lithuanian Athletic Union of North America took place in Fort Washington, Maryland on October 21st. This year’s Tournament was dedicated to the Year of Sport in Lithuania.
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.