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 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.