Ambassador Hall Remarks at Symposium “Diplomats Who Saved Jewish Lives” in Kaunas

 It is a great honor and privilege for me to take part in this symposium, and to pay my respects to Chiune Sugihara, to Jan Zwartendijk, and to all those who assisted them in their efforts to save lives.  As a career diplomat, the stories of these brave officials, who defied the odds, often defying ...
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Invitation to Apply for High-school Exchange Program FLEX 2019-2020

The Embassy of the United States in Lithuania and American Council for International Education are pleased to invite students to participate in the FLEX program.  This exchange program is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and seeks to bring bright and talented Lithuanian high school students (from 9th and 10th grades) to live with ...
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Call for Proposals for Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship 2019-2020

The Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program is a Fulbright program that brings accomplished young and mid-career professionals with demonstrated leadership potential to the United States for a year of non-degree graduate-level study, leadership development, and substantive professional collaboration with U.S. counterparts.
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Chargé d’affaires Solomon’s Remarks at Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Welles Declaration

In this exceptional year when Lithuania celebrates the 100th anniversary of the restoration of its statehood, the annual commemoration of the Sumner Welles declaration takes on a special meaning. Looking back at 100 years of U.S. and Lithuanian relations, there are numerous examples of the friendship between our peoples, cultural and economic ties, and our ...
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United States and Lithuania Signed Third Science and Technology Agreement

On June 25, 2018 U.S. Ambassador Anne Hall and Lithuania's Education and Science Minister, Jurgita Petrauskiene, on behalf of their respective governments signed the third bilateral umbrella Science and Technology Agreement. The agreement will strengthen collaboration between the United States and Lithuania in scientific research, allowing for increased bipartite research projects, shared equipment and personnel, ...
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Ambassador Hall Remarks at the Signing of Science, Technology & Innovation Agreement

I would first like to thank Minister Petrauskiene for arranging and hosting this ceremony.  And, of course, thank you everyone for being here today. It is a great honor to greet you on this occasion, as we sign the third cooperation agreement on science, technology, and innovation between governments of Lithuania and the United States.  ...
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Ambassador Hall Remarks at the Graduation Ceremony for the International Program Students of VMU

Good afternoon. It is a tremendous pleasure for me to be here to address you at this important milestone in your lives as you graduate from Vytautas Magnus University.  I am especially honored to be asked to participate in the graduation ceremony for the International Program students.  It is wonderful to see that the Lithuanian ...
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Ambassador Hall Remarks at the Reception for International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT)

Together with fellow like-minded embassies, I would like to thank you all for joining us today to recognize the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT).  It is a special honor for me to hold this year’s reception at my residence, and I would like to thank the governments of Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, ...
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Ambassador Hall Remarks at the Reception Honoring U.S. participants in Exchange Programs

The United States has proudly called Lithuania a friend for the past century and that is, in large part, because of the strength of the ties between the people of our two great countries. As we look forward to the next 100 years of U.S.-Lithuanian relations, we know that the strength of our bond will ...
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Ambassador Hall Remarks at the Reception Honoring Emerging Young Leader Zina Salim Hassan Hamu

Welcome and thank you all for coming to this very special event.  On May 2, in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of State presented its Emerging Young Leaders Award to Zina Salim Hassan Hamu, who is currently studying at LCC International University in Klaipeda.  Each year, the U.S. presents this award to only ten outstanding ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks for #ThatsHarassment Panel Discussion at Vytautas Magnus University

Dear students, faculty, and experts: Thank you for joining us this afternoon to discuss such an important topic – sexual harassment and sexual violence. The topic of sexual harassment may make people uncomfortable, as it is not always easy to talk about, but we have seen – in the United States, in Lithuania, and across ...
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U.S. Embassy presents exhibition “Across the Ocean: The Age of Friendship between Lithuania and the United States of America”

On April 18 the exhibition “Across the Ocean: The Age of Friendship between Lithuania and the United States of America” opens at the Martynas Mažvydas National Library. The exhibit, created in partnership with the Valdas Adamkus Presidential Library and American Fulbright Scholar Charles Perrin, reveals one hundred years of friendship between the U.S. and Lithuania and ...
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A Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Renewed Partnership

Declaration to Celebrate 100 Years of Independence of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and Renewed Partnership. The United States of America, the Republic of Estonia, the Republic of Latvia, and the Republic of Lithuania, Commemorating the centennial anniversary of independence of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania in 2018, Marking the beginning of diplomatic relations between the United States of ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks at the Amber Alert / Women of Courage Reception

Esteemed Ministers, ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, good evening. Thank you for joining us tonight to commemorate the launch of Facebook’s Amber Alert program in Lithuania.  Tomorrow, we will celebrate a symbol of the Lithuanian-American partnership, a tangible outcome of what happens when our two countries work together.  The U.S. Embassy is proud to have ...
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Lithuania’s Centennial Message from Former Ambassador Deborah McCarthy

On this 100th Day of celebration of our friendship, I would like to congratulate Lithuania on its unwavering commitment to the ideals of freedom and democracy. I recall the reaffirmation of these values during the visit with President Obama at the White House in September 2013 as well as during Vice President Biden’s visit to ...
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Lithuania’s Centennial Message from Former Ambassador Anne E. Derse

I would like to express my admiration for the courage and vigor Lithuanians consistently have exhibited in building an independent and democratic state.  Please also accept my deepest thanks for the great kindness and friendship you extended to me and my family when we served in Lithuania. Congratulations on this important occasion!
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Lithuania’s Centennial Message from Former Ambassador John Cloud

Mary and I are honored to congratulate President Grybauskaitė, the Lithuanian Government, and the Lithuanian people on the centennial anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian independence. It was an honor and a privilege to represent the United States to Lithuania, our great friend and ally, from 2006 to 2009.
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Lithuania’s Centennial Message from Former Ambassador Stephen D. Mull

Warm congratulations on the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood!  Lithuanians have inspired the world with their remarkable struggle to secure their independence, overcoming oppression with an extraordinary commitment to their history, their culture and their values.  It is those traits which make America proud to call Lithuanians friends and allies in our ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Centennial Message to Lithuania and Lithuanians

It is a great honor to serve as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania during the centennial celebration of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood.  The United States has proudly called Lithuania a friend for the past century.  We congratulate the Republic of Lithuania on this important milestone in the history not only of this country and ...
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Media Note – On Joint U.S. – Lithuania Air Forces Exercise

This week U.S. Air Force aircraft and personnel from the 5th Bomb Wing at Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota are scheduled to participate in a bilateral military exercise in Lithuania to improve interoperability between U.S. and Lithuanian forces. Joint training with allied nations such as Lithuania contributes to the enduring and strategic relationships ...
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U.S. Ambassador Invites to Apply for Lithuanian-American Innovation Award

U.S. Ambassador in Lithuania Anne Hall announces the new round of applications for the annual Lithuanian-American Innovation Award worth of €10.000. Launched in 2016 by the Baltic American Freedom Foundation (BAFF), the American-Lithuanian Business Council (ALBC), and the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, the Award highlights and promotes innovative cooperation between the United States and Lithuania.
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks at Press Conference for the Samuel Bak Museum Opening

It is a great privilege for me to be here today. The opening of the Samuel Bak Museum in Lithuania is a historic milestone for U.S.-Lithuanian friendship. We are enormously grateful to the Vilna Gaon Jewish Museum and the Pucker Gallery in the United States for their phenomenal efforts.
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Employment Opportunity – Security Guard

Human Resources Office of the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius is accepting applications for two vacant temporary Security Guard FSN-3 positions. All information about the position and requirements can be found here . These are two temporary appointments for approximately 12 months. Applicant hired for the temporary position should not expect to be hired into a permanent ...
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Ambassador’s Remarks at the Groundbreaking for Hollister Inc. Plant in Kaunas

I’m honored to be celebrating the groundbreaking ceremony of Hollister Incorporated in Lithuania – and the arrival of another U.S. company to Lithuania.  Hollister’s arrival demonstrates the strong and growing ties between our countries’ economies.  Known worldwide for its advanced medical products sold in 80 countries, Hollister will serve the European market with this manufacturing ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks for the U.S. Logistics Battalion Award Ceremony in Marijampolė

The United States and its NATO allies have one of the closest military relationships in the world.  Lithuanian and American soldiers have been working together since 1993, in hundreds of exchanges between our two countries, and on important deployments to international missions.
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Ambassador Hall’s Opening Remarks at the Baltic Institute of Corporate Governance Professional Board Member Education Program

I am pleased to join you today as you take an important step toward becoming a professional board member.  The Baltic Institute for Corporate Governance’s Professional Board Member Education program will equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to make this region a true global leader in corporate governance.
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“Marshall Plan” 70th Anniversary Commemoration Event at Seimas

On June 5, Ambassador Hall gave remarks at the "Marshall Plan" 70th Anniversary Commemoration Event at Seimas. This day marks the 70th anniversary of United States Secretary of State George C. Marshall’s address at Harvard University, unveiling the European Aid Program, a program that has become known to all as the “Marshall Plan.”
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25th Anniversary of the US-LT Educational Exchanges

On May 16, Ambassador Hall gave remarks at the Reception Marking the 25th Anniversary of the US-LT Educational Exchanges. For 25 years the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius has been proud to sponsor the academic and professional development of Lithuanians through our exchange programs, which include the Fulbright program, the International Visitor Leadership Program – more ...
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US & Lithuania Sign Fulbright Memorandum of Understanding

On March 30th, Ambassador Hall and Lithuanian Minister of Education and Science Jurgita Petrauskienė signed a memorandum of understanding of the Fulbright Exchange Program. The memorandum will provide a stronger framework for the program that has existed in Lithuania for 25 years.
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Vice President’s Meeting with the Presidents of Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia

On February 18, Vice President Mike Pence met with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis, and Estonian President Kersti Kaljulaid. The Vice President reaffirmed the enduring U.S. commitment to the security of the Baltic states and to the collective defense of NATO Allies under Article 5.  The leaders agreed that NATO must continue ...
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President Trump’s Greeting on the Occasion of the 99th Anniversary of Lithuania’s Independence

Dear Madam President: The American people join me in sending congratulations to you and all Lithuanians on the 99th anniversary of Lithuania’s independence February 16. Lithuania is a leader in promoting democracy and strengthening the transatlantic community.  Your support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, as well as your efforts to increase energy ...
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The Inaugural Address of President Donald J. Trump

REMARKS OF PRESIDENT DONALD J.  TRUMP INAUGURAL ADDRESS JANUARY 20, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all ...
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United States and Lithuania signed Defense Cooperation Agreement

On January 17, the United States and Lithuania signed a Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA), which establishes a framework for enhanced partnership and defense and security cooperation between our two countries. This new bilateral agreement will supplement existing agreements between the United States and Lithuania concluded bilaterally and through the NATO alliance, further supporting a broad range ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks at the Defense Cooperation Agreement Signing Ceremony

January 17, 2017 Minister Karoblis, thank you for hosting this event today, which marks an important milestone in our bilateral defense partnership. The defense cooperation agreement we are signing is more than just a document that governs the presence of U.S. troops in Lithuania. It reaffirms our two countries’ mutual commitment to work side by ...
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Congressional Delegation Visits Lithuania

On December 29th, 2016, U.S. Senators John McCain (R), Lindsey Graham (R), and Amy Klobuchar (D) demonstrated bipartisan Congressional support for Lithuania and the Baltics during a full day of meetings and engagements in Vilnius. The delegation met with high-level government officials to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to the region and to underscore our common ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Video Statement at the Conference on Lithuanian Foreign Policy for Regional Media

December 16, 2016 Thank you for this opportunity to share my thoughts on Lithuanian-American relations with the distinguished journalists and participants of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ Conference on Lithuanian Foreign Policy for Regional Media. It has been an honor and a privilege for me to return to Lithuania as the U.S. Ambassador.  It has ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks at the Reception for the “Sixteen days against domestic violence”

November 28, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, good evening. I am happy to have this opportunity to commemorate “Sixteen days against domestic violence” campaign together with you all. Every year, this campaign aims to draw public attention to the problem of violence against women and to encourage people to not remain indifferent towards the ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Statement to the Press Following the U.S. Presidential Election

November 9, 2016 Good morning. After a long presidential election campaign season, the American people have chosen the 45th president of the United States. The results are in, Secretary Clinton has conceded, and the media outlets have announced Donald Trump as the winner. Now that the American people have made their choice, we will see ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks at the Opening of the Baltic Institute for Corporate Governance Executive Education Program

October 27, 2016 Ladies and gentlemen, honored guests, I am pleased to join you today to as you begin your course work for the Baltic Institute for Corporate Governance Executive Education Program. The U.S. Embassy in Lithuania enjoys a strong relationship with the BICG, and it is a pleasure for me to witness the Institute’s ...
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Ambassador Hall’s Remarks at the Meeting of the Security Policy Directors in the “Bucharest 9” Format

October 24, 2016 Last July, at NATO’s summit in Warsaw, our leaders reaffirmed our enduring Article 5 obligations to our common security and committed to the most significant reinforcement of our collective defense since the Cold War. Building on the Readiness Action Plan and the U.S. European Reassurance Initiative — our Alliance is enhancing our ...
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Congressional Staff Delegation visits Lithuania

On October 19th, a congressional staff delegation from the U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee traveled to Latvia and Lithuania. While in Lithuania, the delegation toured the airbase at Siauliai and the military base at Rukla. They also met with the Ministry of Defense, the NATO Force Integration Unit, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ...
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Check Out Our New Site!

Yes, we have a brand new website! Have a look around! The new-look website has seven sections representing broad topics that may be of interest to you. The sections are broken down further into sub-categories to assist you in finding specific information. The Seven Sections are: Visas – For all your Visa needs and questions. U.S. Citizen Services – ...
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Joint Declaration on Increased Security and Defense Cooperation

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Vice President FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 23, 2016 On the occasion of Vice President Biden’s visit to Latvia, we, the United States of America, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, reaffirm our strategic alliance.  Faced with an unpredictable security environment, we commit to deepening our cooperation and our efforts to ensure ...
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FACT SHEET: The United States and Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania – NATO Allies and Global Partners

As NATO allies, the United States, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania remain unwavering in their commitment to mutual defense, including building national resilience in line with the pledge made by all allies at the Warsaw Summit.
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