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Visit to the Republic of Lithuania

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds a joint press conference with the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, in Vilnius at the Presidential Palace on the occasion of his visit to Lithuania Vilnius/Lithuania , 24 August 2017 Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier holds a joint press conference with the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaitė, in Vilnius at the Presidential Palace on the occasion of his visit to Lithuania © Jesco Denzel

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender paid an official visit to the Republic of Lithuania from 24 to 25 August.

The Federal President met President Dalia Grybauskaitė for talks in Vilnius on 24 August. On 25 August he met Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and visited the Holocaust Memorial in Paneriai. The Federal President and Ms Büdenbender also visited the NATO’s German led Enhanced Forward Presence in Rukla with President Grybauskaitė.

Prior to their visit to the Republic of Lithuania, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Elke Büdenbender visited the Republic of Estonia on 22 and 23 August and the Republic of Latvia on 23 and 24 August.

Overview of the programme:

Thursday, 24 August

  • Flight to Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Presidential Palace
    Welcome with military honours by Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania, followed by talks
    Thereafter
    Meet the press
  • Antakalnis National Cemetery
    Wreath laying ceremony at the National Memorial to the Victims of the Fight for Independence
  • Presidential Palace
    Dinner hosted by the President of the Republic of Lithuania

Friday, 25 August

  • Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square
    Talks with Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Paneriai
    Wreath laying ceremony at the Holocaust Memorial
  • Rukla
    Visit to the command of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence Battlegroup Lithuania with the President of the Republic of Lithuania – briefing by the Commander, inspection of the infrastructure and presentation, meeting with soldiers
  • Return flight to Berlin