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President of Lithuania on Official Visit in Iceland

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaité arrived for a two-day official visit to Iceland today. On Friday, 20 years will have passed since Iceland was the first nation to acknowledge Lithuania’s independence and that of the other Baltic states.


Höfdi. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

This will be commemorated with a ceremony at Höfdi in Reykjavík on Friday morning where President of Iceland Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, Mayor of Reykjavík Jón Gnarr and those who were present when a political alliance between Iceland and the Baltic states was signed on August 26, 1991, will be in attendance, reports.

Among other locations which Grybauskaité will visit is the Coordination Center in Skógarhlíd in Reykjavík where she will learn about the operations of the Icelandic Civil Protection Department and its reactions to recent volcanic eruptions.

She will also visit Althingi, the Icelandic parliament, and attend panel discussions at the capital’s Culture House. The program concludes with a dinner at the invitation of Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurdardóttir at Thingvellir national park.

Click here to read about the inauguration of the Iceland Square in Riga, Latvia, and the Iceland Day in Tallinn, Estonia.


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