Lithuanian president in Paris to finalize OECD entry talks, open show at Musee d’Orsay

Paris Avenue des Champs-Élysées

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaitė is going to Paris on Monday on a working visit to finalize talks on the country's membership in the the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and open an exhibition of Baltic arts at one of the world's most famous museums.

Grybauskaitė will meet with her French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, for a face-to-face conversation at the Elysee Palace.

"France engages itself in European leadership with new energy and demonstrates exceptional attention to Lithuania and the Baltic states. Therefore,the meeting between Dalia Grybauskaitė and Emmanuel Macron will add a new quality to strategic partnership between Lithuania and France and will help secure Lithuania's European interests," the Lithuanian President's Office said in a press release.

The leaders of Lithuania and France will discuss proposals for future European Union (EU) reforms and the most important matters on the EU agenda.

The meeting of the presidents of the three Baltic states and France will focus on international security challenges and defense cooperation.

In Paris, Grybauskaitė will also see OSCE Secretary General Angel Gurria and will present to the OECD Council Lithuania's progress in pursuing membership in this prestigious organization.

Lithuania's Grybauskaitė, France's Macron and First Lady Brigitte Macron as well as the presidents of Latvia and Estonia will open an exposition of Baltic symbolism at the Musee d'Orsay dedicated to the centennial of Baltic statehoods.

Source: BNS
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