Lithuania in the News
13th February 2011
President Grybauskaitė makes an impact at the Munich Security Conference
Lithuania’s President Grybauskaitė delivers the
opening address at the Munich Security Conference.
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The 47th annual international Munich Security Conference was held in Munich, Germany, 4-6 February 2011. President Dalia Grybauskaitė of Lithuania delivered the opening address of the conference at the conference dinner on February 4. Her address was very well received and widely discussed. Also present at the conference was Australia’s Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.
President Dalia Grybauskaitė and Australia’s
Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd in the row behind.
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During the conference President Grybauskaitė declared that the Munich Conference is very important to Lithuania, as well as to the rest of the world. She deplored attempts to divide Europe into geographical sectors of defence. “We are just counting two decades since there are no dividing lines on Europe's map. It would be difficult to explain to Lithuanians why we need new divisions", she declared. In acknowledgement of her impressive opening address, a large bouquet of flowers was presented to her by Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman of the Munich Security Conference.

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