Lithuania’s Foreign Minister Gabrielius Landsbergis: The U.S. businesses appreciate Lithuania's political posture
On 16 September in Washington, D.C., the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis met with entrepreneurs from American companies that operate in the sectors of defence, financial services, cybersecurity, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, and human resource management. These companies either operate or plan their activities in Lithuania.
“The U.S. businesses highly appreciate Lithuania’s political posture. Value-based, intensive and close transatlantic partnership is also the best guarantee of further development of our business relations,” said Landsbergis after the meeting.
According to the Foreign Minister, the U.S. is Lithuania’s strategic partner in many spheres, including ensuring security in the region, cooperating with NATO, developing innovation process and economic business partnerships.
“We feel constant political and economic support from our U.S. partners. In the meeting with American entrepreneurs, I highlighted that Lithuania aimed to further increase trade volumes with the U.S., to promote mutual investment, and to strengthen business cooperation, especially in innovative, high value-added economic sectors. The U.S. business delegation will be visiting Lithuania as early as next week," said Landsbergis.
The event was attended by representatives of the following American companies: Thermo Fisher Scientific, Lockheed Martin, Eli Lilly, Bell/Textron, Oshkosh Defense, Sempra Energy, Strategic Staffing Solutions, Exxon Mobil, Moody’s, Motorola Solution.
The American Lithuanian Business Council will bring the U.S business delegation to Lithuania on 22 and 23 September.
Today, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Landsbergis will also meet with officials of the U.S. White House and attend the German Marshall Fund's event.