Lithuania in the News
12th October 2014
|Lithuania Punches Above its Weight in International Affairs|
President Grybauskaitė speaks at the UN General Assembly.
Photo courtesy lrp.lt
It is now nine months since Lithuania's election to the UN Security Council and during this time Lithuania has initiated seven meetings on the Ukraine situation and has been a co-author of a number of adopted resolutions. Lithuania has now attained a significant respect in international political circles.
While in New York, President Grybauskaitė on September 23 met up with the former US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, on the same day made a presentation to the Climate Summit in New York, emphasising energy security as a global issue, and addressed the UN General Assembly on September 26.
On September 24 President Grybauskaitė was elected as the new Chair of the Council of Women World Leaders, taking over from former President of Finland Tarja Halonen.
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