On 27 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius congratulated Mike Pompeo on his appointment as the new United States Secretary of State.
In the letter of congratulations, Linkevičius noted that the U.S.A. remained the key strategic ally of Lithuania in ensuring the country’s national security, developing political and economic relations, and cooperation in the field of energy security.
On April 29 the Embassy of Lithuania together with Lithuanian School of Washington participated at the International Children’s Festival organized by the Culturfied Foundation. Students, parents and teachers of Lithuanian School introduced Lithuanian traditions, culture and history to the guests of the festival. Folk dance group from Lithuanian School also performed traditional Lithuanian songs, including Sutartinės (unique Lithuanian multi-part songs). The premier festival at Ronald Reagan Center was a one-day interactive, educational event with an audience of more than 6,000 attendees.
On April 28 a Fundraising Gala in support of Kristijonas Donelaitis Lithuanian School (KDLM) of greater Washington, DC, was held at the premises of the Embassy of Lithuania.
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on April 4 attended the screening of the film “Ashes in the Snow” at the U.S. Capitol
President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė will meet with President Donald Trump and attend a summit meeting of the Baltic countries and the United States in the White House on April 3.
The summit is held at the initiative of President Donald Trump to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Baltic States’ independence and to reaffirm the strategic partnership between the United States and Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. During her visit to Washington, the President will be accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Defence and Economy.
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.
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.