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  • Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Welles Declaration

    Seventy-Fifth Anniversary of the Welles Declaration

    Secretary Kerry (July 22): "On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I join Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Welles Declaration, which condemned the forced annexation of these brave nations by the Soviet Union in 1940."

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  • USS Jason Dunham Visits Lithuania

    USS Jason Dunham Visits Lithuania

    Guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham arrived in Klaipėda for a port visit on July 17. Its presence in Lithuania reaffirms that the U.S. Navy shares a commitment to strengthen ties while working toward mutual goals of promoting peace and stability in the Baltic region.

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  • Independence Day Celebration

    Independence Day Celebration

    On June 30th, Ambassador McCarthy gathered a large group of diplomats, government officials, businessmen, culture and media representatives to celebrate 239th anniversary of the U.S. Independence Day.

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  • US House Speaker John Boehner Visits Lithuania

    U.S. House Speaker John Boehner Visits Lithuania

    On June 27-29, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner joined by a large Congressional delegation visited Lithuania to meet with local government leaders and discuss regional security issues, as well as economic cooperation between the U.S. and Lithuania.

  • President's Statement On Congressional Passage of TPA

    President's Statement On Passage of TPA

    President Obama (June 25): "I applaud the Democrats and Republicans in Congress who came together to give the United States the chance to negotiate strong, high-standard agreements for free and fair trade that protect American workers and give our businesses the opportunity to compete."

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  • Trafficking in Persons Report
    Trafficking in Persons Report

    On July 24th, Secretary Kerry introduced 20145Trafficking in Persons Report which sheds light on the faces of modern-day slavery and on new facets of this global problem. The human trafficking phenomenon affects virtually every country, including the United States and Lithuania. 

  • American Companies Mean Business During Trip to Lithuania
    American Companies Mean Business During Trip to Lithuania

    The American-Lithuanian Business Council, the leading business association in the U.S. focused on Lithuania, will travel to Vilnius on July 7-9 for in depth consultations with Lithuanian government and business leaders.  

  • Human Rights Report
    Human Rights Report

    On June 25th, U.S. Department of State released 2014 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Reports cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the international agreements.   Report on Lithuania »

  • Ambassador Michael Froman on Congressional Passage of TPA, AGOA, and Preference Package
    Ambassador Michael Froman on Congressional Passage of TPA, AGOA, and Preference Package

    Ambassador Forman (June 25): "With this package in hand, we can move forward with the most ambitious, highest-standard trade agenda in history, open markets and level the playing field so that American workers and small businesses can successfully compete, and shape tomorrow’s global economy so that it reflects both our interests and our values."  Report on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Role of Congress in Trade Policy  »

  • U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies
    U.S. Efforts in Support of NATO Allies

    The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius is working closely with the Government of Lithuania to execute several projects under the European Reassurance Initiative which will help increase the capability, readiness, and responsiveness of NATO forces through the improvement of ground and air training and staging sites. 

  • Senator Richard Durbin Visits Lithuania
    Senator Richard Durbin Visits Lithuania

    On May 26th, Senator Richard Durbin visited Lithuania to meet with Lithuanian government leaders and discuss U.S.-Lithuanian cooperation in fields of security and energy, as well as new ways to expand bilateral economic ties.  Photo Gallery »

  • U.S. Embassy Representatives Judge the “Brain Battle”
    U.S. Embassy Representatives Judge the “Brain Battle”

    On May 22nd, U.S. Embassy Representatives joined the judges’ panel for the “American Culture” Brain Battle at the Vilnius Petras Vileišis progymnasium and helped to determine the winners among five participating teams representing various Vilnius schools. 

  • Under Secretary Stengel Visits Vilnius
    Under Secretary Stengel Visits Vilnius

    On May 18th, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel visited Vilnius to discuss dynamic and close ties between Lithuania and the U.S. During the visit, Under Secretary also talked to ISM students about strategic communication and role of social networks in the modern world. 

  • Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia
    Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia

    On May 17th, U.S. Embassy Vilnius marked International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT) by flying the rainbow flag at the Embassy building. The IDAHOT is an annual event celebrated internationally to counter homophobia and raise awareness of the human rights discrimination faced by LGBT individuals.  

  • U.S. Soldiers Welcomed at Lithuanian Parliament
    U.S. Soldiers Welcomed at Lithuanian Parliament

    On May 8th, a group of U.S. soldiers visited Parliament of Lithuania for an unofficial meeting with parliamentarians in order to mark Victory in Europe Day as well as underline strong NATO partnership and collective defense commitments. 

  • #McCarthyMonitor: American Diplomacy Across #Lithuania
    #McCarthyMonitor: American Diplomacy Across #Lithuania

    Ambassador McCarthy (May 1): "A key part of American Diplomacy is outreach. Gone are the days when formal interaction with governments made up the bulk of our contact work. Today, we must and do speak with students, associations, NGOs, civic groups, businesses, entrepreneurs and leading thinkers."  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • Under Secretary Gottemoeller Visits Vilnius
    Under Secretary Gottemoeller Visits Vilnius

    On April 16th, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visited Lithuania to discuss international and regional security challenges, arms control, nonproliferation, NATO and bilateral security cooperation issues. 

  • #McCarthyMonitor: #TTIP - Most Discussed Topic on Social Media in Lithuania?
    #McCarthyMonitor: #TTIP - Most Discussed Topic on Social Media in Lithuania?

    On April 16th, Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy published a guest post by social media expert and trainer Eric Schwartzman on #McCarthyMonitor blog, which examines the most popular topics on Twitter and other social media in the region.  #McCarthyMonitor »

  • Ambassador's Article on Russian Disinformation
    Ambassador's Article on Russian Disinformation

    Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy (April 15): "Today the political technologist’s pen can be as great a threat as the soldier’s sword. And in case we forget, the Lithuanians will be there to remind us." 

  • American and Lithuanian Students Share Experience on Radio
    American and Lithuanian Students Share Experience on Radio

    On April 12th, students from Georgetown University and Vytautas Magnus University hosted their first transatlantic radio broadcast. Two student-run, internet streaming campus radio stations organized live radio talk show for students to discuss American and Lithuanian stereotypes, student life on a campus, experience working at the radio station and much more.  Audio »

  • Ambassador McCarthy's Lecture on Transatlantic Global Challenges at Vytautas Magnus University
    Ambassador McCarthy's Lecture on Transatlantic Global Challenges at Vytautas Magnus University

    Ambassador McCarthy (April 10): "We (United States and Europe) share common values and common objectives. Together we can shape the solutions and help others. We are global leaders and must be engaged." 

Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

  • Ambassador Deborah A. McCarthy

    On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Deborah A. McCarthy as Ambassador to Lithuania.

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U.S.-LT Alumni Sharing Ideas

  • U.S.-LT Alumni Sharing Ideas

Expo Milano 2015 / American Food 2.0

  • Expo Milano 2015 / American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet‬

Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

  • 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015

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U.S. Efforts on Fighting ISIL

  • U.S. Efforts on Fighting ISIL

Crisis in Ukraine

  • Crisis in Ukraine

Trade and Investment Partnership

  • Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership