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  • Remarks by the President on Ebola

    Remarks by the President on Ebola

    President Obama (October 28 ):"America, in the end is not defined by fear. That's not who we are. America is defined by possibility, and when we see a problem and we see a challenge, then we fix it."

  • Secretary Kerry Congratulates Lithuania

    Secretary Kerry Congratulates Lithuania

    Secretary Kerry (October 27):"The United States looks forward to continuing our joint efforts with Lithuania, with other countries in the region, and with the European Union to further strengthen energy security in Europe."

  • President Obama: What Makes Us America

    President Obama: What Makes Us America

    On September 28, President Obama appeared on CBS' "60 minutes" tv show discussing battle against Islamic extremists, U.S.-Russia relations and the upcoming midterm elections.

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  • Under US leadership, world will defeat ISIS

    Under US leadership, world will defeat ISIS

    Secretary Kerry (September 26): "The evil that the Islamic State represents is not something that Iraq or the region can take on alone. We face a common threat and it requires a common response."

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  • 69th UN General Assembly

    69th UN General Assembly

    President Obama’s Address to the United Nations (September 24): "We choose hope over fear. ... We reject fatalism or cynicism when it comes to human affairs; we choose to work for the world as it should be, as our children deserve it to be."

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  • Lithuania supports efforts to fight international terrorism

    Lithuania supports efforts to fight terrorism

    On September 24, Lithuania’s President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended the UN Security Council meeting where she underlined the importance of strengthening international efforts in fighting the spreading international terrorism and actively supported US-led initiative to stop brutal terrorist acts of ISIL.

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  • Press Conference by SACEUR Breedlove

    Press Conference by SACEUR Breedlove

    General Philip M. Breedlove (September 20): "It’s an historic moment for the Alliance and I’m proud to say that NATO is adapting as rapidly as its 21st century challenges are evolving themselves."

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  • Groundbreaking and Time Capsule Placement Ceremony at AISV
    Groundbreaking and Time Capsule Placement Ceremony at AISV

    On October 17, the American International School of Vilnius celebrated the beginning of construction of a expansion to their facility by holding a Groundbreaking and Time Capsule Placement Ceremony. Ambassador McCarthy and Vilnius Mayor assisted students in placing a time capsule filled with mementos including a newspaper, some Litai, and photos of current students.  Photo Gallery »

  • Workshop on Intercultural Competence for Teachers
    Workshop on Intercultural Competence for Teachers

    On October 17, Political/Economic Officer Jonathan Herzog served as one of the speakers at the workshop “Intercultural competence of a teacher – a guarantee for efficient development of intercultural awareness of learners” held at Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences. 

  • Ari Roland Jazz Quartet: US Jazz Ambassadors in Lithuania
    Ari Roland Jazz Quartet: US Jazz Ambassadors in Lithuania

    On September 24-27th, students of jazz and jazz lovers from all over Lithuania were treated to a riveting performance by four New York jazz masters: the Ari Roland Jazz Quartet, who brought the inimitable, authentic sound of the “Golden Age of American Jazz.”  Photo Gallery »

  • NATO Conference in Vilnius
    NATO Conference in Vilnius

    On September 19-21, NATO Chiefs of Defence met in Vilnius and gave clear direction and guidance to implement Wales Summit decisions. In response to the new threats NATO is changing to ensure a sustainable, visible, agile and therefore credible force. 

  • The Baltics: Their Relations with the United States, the EU, and Russia
    The Baltics: Their Relations with the United States, the EU, and Russia

    During her visit to the U.S. Ambassador McCarthy participated at the event organized by The Chicago Council and shared her views on the relations of the Baltic States with the United States, the EU and Russia. 

  • Opening of Chaim Frenkel monument in Šiauliai
    Opening of Chaim Frenkel monument in Šiauliai

    On September 18th, Ambassador McCarthy attended the Chaim Frenkel monument unveiling ceremony in Šiauliai. Chaim Frenkel was a famous Jewish industrialist, philanthropist, innovator and one of the most successful businessmen in Lithuania.  Video »

  • New US and EU Sanctions on Russia
    New US and EU Sanctions on Russia

    President Obama (September 11): "Today, we join the EU in announcing that we will intensify our coordinated sanctions on Russia in response to its illegal actions in Ukraine. We want to see a negotiated political solution that respects Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity." 

  • Statement by the President on ISIL
    Statement by the President on ISIL

    President Obama (September 11): "Our objective is clear: We will degrade, and ultimately destroy, ISIL through a comprehensive and sustained counter-terrorism strategy."  Video »

  • NATO Summit Wales 2014
    NATO Summit Wales 2014

    President Obama (September 5): "First and foremost, we have reaffirmed the central mission of the Alliance. Article 5 enshrines our solemn duty to each other -- “an armed attack against one…shall be considered an attack against them all.” This is a binding, treaty obligation. It is non-negotiable. "  Video »

  • Strengthening the NATO alliance
    Strengthening the NATO alliance

    President Obama (September 4): "Today NATO is as vital to our future as it has ever been in our past. We meet at a time when the world faces many dangerous and evolving challenges." 

  • NATO Leaders Pledge Support to Ukraine
    NATO Leaders Pledge Support to Ukraine

    September 4: "We, the Heads of State and Government of the NATO-Ukraine Commission, stand united in our support of Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognized borders." 

  • President Obama Addresses the People of Estonia
    President Obama Addresses the People of Estonia

    President Obama (September 3): "We’ll be here for Estonia. We will be here for Latvia. We will be here for Lithuania. You lost your independence once before. With NATO, you will never lose it again."  Video »

  • President's Meeting with Leaders of Baltic States
    President's Meeting with Leaders of Baltic States

    On September 3, President Obama, Lithuanian President Grybauskaitė, and Latvian President Bērziņš participated in a joint meeting hosted by Estonian President Ilves, which underscored the close ties between the U.S. and the Baltic states.  Video »

  • Joint Press Conference by Presidents Obama and Ilves
    Joint Press Conference by Presidents Obama and Ilves

    As a part of his visit to Estonia, on September 3rd President Obama held a meeting with Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves to discuss bilateral ties, strategic and regional cooperation and trans-Atlantic partnership.  Video »

  • Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
    Secretary Kerry's Meeting with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko

    On September 4th, during the NATO Summit in Wales, Secretary Kerry met with Ukraininan President Petro Poroshenko to discuss way forward towards resolution of the crisis in Ukraine. 

  • School Year Opening Ceremony of the Vilnius University Institute of Foreign Languages
    Opening School Year of the Vilnius University Institute of Foreign Languages

    On September 1st, U.S. Embassy's Political/Economic section head Joseph A. Hamilton participated at the school year opening ceremony of Vilnius University Institute of Foreign Languages and emphasised the importance of foreign languages for succcessful cooperation between Lithuania and the U.S. 

  • Secretary Kerry's Op-Ed "The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition"
    Secretary Kerry's Op-Ed "The Threat of ISIS Demands a Global Coalition"

    Secretary John Kerry (August 29): "With a united response led by the United States and the broadest possible coalition of nations, the cancer of ISIS will not be allowed to spread to other countries. ... Extremists are defeated only when responsible nations and their peoples unite to oppose them." 

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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