Lithuania in the News
3rd June, 2007
|State Visits Confirm Lithuania’s International Standing|
Irish President Mary McAleese (on the right) with President
Valdas Adamkus, Mrs. Alma Adamkus and Dr. Martin McAleese
The President of Ireland, Mary McAleese, visited Lithuania May 23-24, 2007, accompanied by her husband Dr. Martin McAleese. She met President Adamkus and other government officials, visited Trakai and explored the Vilnius Old Town. President McAleese declared that Ireland can learn from Lithuania how to develop relations with its neighbours. Referring to the large Lithuanian community now living in Ireland, she praised the contribution they made to Ireland and said she wished that Lithuanian girls would teach Irishmen how to dance!
Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko in the centre, flanked
by President Valdas Adamkus and Mrs. Alma Adamkus
President Valdas Adamkus being greeted by Portuguese
President Anibal Cavaco Silva
President Valdas Adamkus has made a State Visit to Portugal May 31 - June 2, 2007. In his talks and lectures President Adamkus emphasised the parallels between Portugal and Lithuania as countries with a similar geopolitical situation, being at the two extreme ends of the European Union. With Portugal taking the presidency of the European Union on July 1, 2007, President Adamkus expressed the hope that Portugal will establish a strengthened European Neighbourhood policy, to which Lithuania has given much attention.
Photos courtesy President of Lithuania website - www.adamkus.lt
Further information: www.lrytas.lt 24-28/5/07, 1-2/6/07 www.lzinios.lt 28/5/07 www.adamkus.lt