Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius extended his condolences to Prime Minister of Russia Dmitry Medvedev over the loss of lives caused by acts of terrorism in the city of Volgograd.
My sincere wishes go to all the people of Lithuania for a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. The passing year has not been easy, but we have done our best to move gradually forward, while looking for the most rational and beneficial decisions for the nation. While bidding farewell to the year 2013, let us...
The Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius sent his greetings to German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her third term in office. The Prime Minister wished the Chancellor and the Government every success in overcoming the challenges in the future and continuing efforts for the benefit of Germany and the entire Europe.
Today, the Government approved a proposal to grant Holocaust rescuers a status of freedom fighters, thus rendering them qualified for the state pension.
Mr. Algirdas Butkevičius, Prime Minister of Lithuania that is currently holding the European Union Presidency expresses concern over the developments unfolding in Ukraine and urges the Ukrainian government to find a peaceful solution through dialogue for the current situation in the country.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius extended his condolences over the death of former President of the Republic of South Africa Nelson Mandela. “On behalf of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Lithuanian people, I would like to express my deepest condolences to the people of South Africa for the loss of former President Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has congratulated Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen and the people of Finland on the occasion of the Independence Day. “I am convinced that the relations between our countries will continue to grow, and the mutual understanding will help us meet our goals in the developing partnership in different fields of common interest. I sincerely wish you, your Government, and the people of Finland every success, prosperity and wellbeing in the future”, reads the Lithuanian Prime Minister’s congratulatory letter to the Finish Prime Minister.
On Thursday, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Alijev, who came to the EU Eastern Partnership Summit. During the meeting the President congratulated Lithuania on the organisation of EU Eastern Partnership events. The meeting also discussed...
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met with Hoer Werner, President of the European Investment Bank (EIB). The Prime Minister welcomed the EIB Head on his visit to Vilnius, which has temporarily turned in to EU political centre, as Vilnius happens to host one of the most important Lithuanian Presidency events: the Eastern Partnership Forum.
“Moldova has made the largest progress among the Eastern Partnership countries”, – said Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius in his meeting with Moldovan Prime Minister Iurie Leanca.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met with President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Sir Suma Chakrabarti. The Prime Minister and the EBRD President discussed the current regional report and the Bank's strategy for Lithuania.
In his meeting earlier today with Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Serhiy Arbuzov, who has come to Vilnius to participate in the EU Eastern Partnership Forum, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius welcomed the close bilateral Lithuanian-Ukrainian cooperation, which was entrenched as a strategic partnership back in 2008, and also brought up the issues of trade and economic...