The Prime Minister Visits London


2009 11 24


Tomorrow, right after the Government sitting, Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius leaves for an official visit to London, capital of the United Kingdom and a major financial centre for international business in Europe. The purpose of the visit of the Prime Minister, who is also accompanied on the visit by Minister of Finance Ingrida Šimonytė, is to provide update information for potential investors on the current actions of the Lithuanian Government for overcoming the consequences of the financial and economic crisis, favourable business conditions and attractive strategic investment projects.
On Thursday, 26 November the Prime Minister will present Lithuania to foreign investors, financiers and industrialists in the special conference held at the Bank of England.
The programme of the visit includes meeting with a couple of UK politicians: Lord Mervyn Davies, Minister for Trade, Investment and Small Business, Lord Mayor the City of London Nick Anstee, and David Cameron, leader of the Conservative Party.
The Lithuanian Prime Minister is also scheduled to meet President of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Thomas Mirow.
As part of the cultural programme of the visit, Prime Minister A. Kubilius will open the exhibition “The Baltic Way Which Shook the World”, meet the Lithuanian community in London and together with his spouse participate in the Charity Dinner hosted by the Mstislav Rostropovich Charity and Support Foundation “Support to Lithuanian Children“. Mrs. Rasa Kubilienė is Chairperson of the Foundation.
During the visit in London the Prime Minister will have a number of interviews with the BBC Television and BBC Radio, “Bloomberg” TV, the British international business newspaper “Financial Times”, Lithuanian media representatives in Great Britain and will take part in the BBC programme HARDtalk.
Prime Minister A.Kubilius returns late in the Friday evening.