Lithuania in the News
12th October 2014
Lithuania Punches Above its Weight in International Affairs
President Grybauskaitė speaks at the UN General Assembly.
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Lithuania continues to be an active participant in international affairs. Very soon after the NATO Military Committee Conference in Vilnius, Lithuania again had to give attention to important international issues in New York, when the 69th session of the UN General Assembly was taking place. Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė actively took part in the UN Security Council meeting to combat international terrorism, which had been convened by US President Barack Obama. Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott was also an active participant at that Security Council meeting.
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.

More information: 23 - 26/09/14