Message for U.S. Citizens: Invitation to U.S.-Lithuania Friendship Picnic on July 19


The U.S. Embassy in Vilnius and the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs invite you to a friendship picnic in celebration of the Sumner Welles Declaration.  The event will be held on Wednesday, July 19 at 5:00 p.m. in Washington Square, Vilnius, Lithuania, and no RSVP is needed.  Bring a blanket and enjoy a free concert from the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Africa band, as well as games and American-style food from food trucks.

The Welles Declaration is a statement issued in 1940 by then Acting Secretary of State Benjamin Sumner Welles.  In this statement, the United States did not recognize the occupation of the Baltic States by the Soviet Union.  This declaration remains proof of the long-lasting friendship between the United States and Lithuania.

For further information:

  • See the State Department’s travel websitefor the Worldwide Caution, Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, and Lithuania Country Specific Information.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program(STEP) to receive security messages and make it easier to locate you in an emergency.
  • Contact the U.S. Embassy in Lithuania, located at Akmenu 6, Vilnius, Lithuania LT-03106, at +(370) (5) 266-5600, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00  p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday.  The after-hours emergency number for U.S. citizens is +(370) (5) 266 5500.
  • Call 1-888-407-4747 toll-free in the United States and Canada or 1-202-501-4444 from other countries from8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday (except U.S. federal holidays).

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