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President of Bulgaria to visit Lithuania next week

Thursday, March 12, Vilnius - Next Monday, March 16, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria Mr. Georgi Parvanov and a delegation arrive in Lithuania on a three-day state visit.

 

The first day of the visit, March 16, will see the official welcoming ceremony for the President of Bulgaria, to be followed by a meeting between the two Presidents to discuss bilateral relations, the agenda of the upcoming European Summit, energy security, and the Eastern Neighbourhood Policy.

 

The bilateral meeting between the delegations headed by the Presidents of Lithuania and Bulgaria will be followed by a signature ceremony of a protocol of cooperation between the ministries of foreign affairs of Lithuania and Bulgaria and an agreement on co-operation in the field of tourism between the governments of the two countries.

 

The two Presidents will give a joint press conference, following which President Parvanov of Bulgaria will go to the Antakalnis Cemetery to honour the memory and lay a wreath at the memorial to those killed in the struggle for Lithuania's independence.

 

Later in the day, Bulgaria's President will have lunch with Lithuania's Prime Minister Andrius Kubilius. After lunch, Bulgaria's President will go to the Rasos Cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave of Lithuania's and Bulgaria's citizen Dr. Jonas Basanavičius.

 

After a tour in Vilnius Old Town, a state dinner will be hosted in the Presidential Palace in the honour of the Bulgarian President.

 

Tuesday, March 17, President Georgi Parvanov will have a meeting with Mr. Arūnas Valinskas, Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania. After the meeting, President Parvanov will go to Kaunas to meet with Mayor Andrius Kupčinskas and to visit the Historical Presidential Palace in Kaunas and the Pažaislis Monastery.

 

Back in Vilnius, Bulgaria's President will host a reception to be attended by Lithuania's President Valdas Adamkus.

 

On the third day of the visit, Bulgaria's President will visit the Lavoriškės Frontier Station to see how the external border of the European Union and the Schengen area is protected. Later Mr. Parvanov will visit the Gediminas Castle Tower and the Lithuanian National Museum.

 

Wednesday afternoon, Bulgaria's President will depart from Vilnius.

 

Below is the programme of the state visit by President Georgi Parvanov of Bulgaria in Lithuania

 

Monday, 16 March 2009

 

11:30 Official welcoming ceremony for the President of Bulgaria (S. Daukanto a. 3, Vilnius)
 
11:40 Official photograph, exchange of gifts and decorations (White Hall)
 
11:45 Tête-à-tête meeting of the Presidents of Lithuania and Bulgaria (Blue Hall)
 
12:10 Meeting of the delegations headed by the Presidents of Lithuania and Bulgaria (Negotiations Hall)
 
12:40 Signature ceremony of the Protocol on the Cooperation between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Tourism between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria (White Hall) 
 
12:50 Joint press conference of the Presidents of Lithuania and Bulgaria (Press Conference Hall) 
 
13:30 Wreath-laying by the President of Bulgaria at the Memorial to Those Killed in the Struggle for Independence, in the Antakalnis Cemetery
 
14:00 Lunch hosted by Mr. Andrius Kubilius, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, in the honour of the President of Bulgaria (Guest House, Latvių 70) 
 
15:40 President Parvanov goes to the Rasos Cemetery to lay a wreath at the grave of Dr. Jonas Basanavičius.
 
16:00 Tour in Vilnius Old Town
 
19:00 State dinner hosted by President Adamkus in the honour of President Georgi Parvanov of Bulgaria (White Hall)

 

 

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

 

09:00 President Georgi Parvanov has a meeting with the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania Arūnas Valinskas in the Seimas
 
11:00 Official welcoming ceremony for the President of Bulgaria in Kaunas Town Hall (Rotušės a. 15)
 
11:25 President of Bulgaria visits the Historical Presidential Palace in Kaunas (Vilniaus g. 33)
 
12:00 Lunch hosted by the Mayor of Kaunas Andrius Kupčinskas in the honour of the President of Bulgaria (Restaurant Medžiotojų užeiga)
 
13:45 Visit by the President of Bulgaria to the ensemble of the Church and Monastery of Pažaislis (T. Masiulio g. 31) 
 
19:00 Reception hosted by the President of Bulgaria (Restaurant Stikliai, Gaono 7, Vilnius)

 

 

Wednesday, 18 March 2009

 

09:35 Departure to Lavoriškės 
 
10:00 Visit at the Lavoriškės Frontier Station
 
11:10 Visit at the Gediminas Castle Tower
 
11:30 Visit at the Lithuanian National Museum (Arsenalo 1, Vilnius)
 
16:00 Departure from Vilnius

 

 


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