Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has extended condolences to President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo over the loss of lives in the devastating “AirAsia” plane crash.
Media representatives are welcome at the euro adoption event to be held on the night of 1 January. Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius, together with the Estonian colleague Taavi Roivas and Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevičs, will make the withdrawal of the first banknotes of the new Lithuanian currency, the euro. The event will also be attended by Finance Minister Rimantas Šadžius and Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania Vitas Vasiliauskas.
While on a working visit in Belgrade, Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius met with Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of China, Li Keqiang, to discuss possibilities for closer political and economic cooperation, development of relations in transport, agriculture, and education, as well as China + 16 format and its outlook for the future.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius takes part at the Third Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern European countries (China+16) in Belgrade (Serbia). In his address at the opening of the session, the Prime Minister stressed the benefit of the forum for the participating countries.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius conveys condolences to the families of the victims killed at the terror attack in Pakistan. “We are deeply shocked by the tragedy at the school in the north-western city of Peshawar, which claimed the lives of more than 130 people. Such devastating acts of terror should never occur. We mourn together with the people of Pakistan, who painfully live through this tragedy, and we send to the wounded pupils our wishes to get well soon. With my deepest respect, I wish you and your Government strength and unity in this dark hour of sorrow”, reads Prime Minister letter of condolences.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius extends his congratulations to the President of the European Commission Jean-Claud Juncker on his 60th birthday anniversary that he celebrates today.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has extended his greetings to Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb on Finland’s Independence Day.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius takes part in the meeting of the Baltic Council of Ministers (BCM) in Tallinn to discuss key regional issues. The Baltic leaders have discussed the security situation in the region, including energy security, as well as the common framework for electronic signature, the implementation of Rail Baltica, European Commission’s...
An international conference: Small and Medium Business Development Through Better Access to Finance has been held today at the Office of the Government. Chancellor Alminas Mačiulis has noted that Lithuania has not as yet invented a better medicine for the stimulation of the economy and strengthening its competitiveness as the small and medium business development.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has met with Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland, David Noonan, embarking on his diplomatic mission in Lithuania, to discuss the current bilateral relations and possibilities for further development of economic cooperation, need for bilateral investment, as well as the latest geopolitical issues.
Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius has sent his greetings to Arseniy Yatsenyuk, who has been re-appointed Prime Minister of Ukraine on Thursday.
Today at a conference “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: a Strategic Opportunity”, held in Vilnius, Chancellor of the Government Alminas Mačiulis stressed that it was very important to speed up implementation of decisions to conclude negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the European Union (EU) and the United States of America (US) as soon as possible.