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2019.08.20 09:00

Estonia, Poland, Brussels, US, Japan among Lithuanian president's visit plans

Vaidotas Beniušis, BNS2019.08.20 09:00

Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda is set to pay a visit to Estonia this week, before heading for Poland, Brussels, the US, and Japan by the end of the year.

On Tuesday in Tallinn, the Lithuanian president will be received by his Estonian counterpart Kersti Kaljulaid, the country's prime minister and the parliament speaker. Nausėda will and events to mark Estonia's Independence Day.

Nausėda will also honor the memory of Communism victims and will attend events held to mark Estonia's Independence Day.

It will be Nausėda's fourth visit. He previously visited Poland, Latvia, and Germany. The president's another seven foreign visits are planned by the end of this year, the presidential communication group has told BNS.

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On September 1, Nausėda will go to Warsaw to attend the 80th anniversary of the start of Second World War, and will travel to Brussels several days later to meet with heads of NATO and EU institutions.

On September 23-25, the Lithuanian president will attend the UN General Assembly in New York, and on October 17-18, Nausėda will attend his first EU summit in Brussels held to discuss Britain's withdrawal from the European Union.

On October 22-23, the Lithuanian president plans to travel to Tokyo to attend the inauguration of Japan's emperor.

On December 3-4, Nausėda is scheduled to attend a NATO summit, and will discuss the new budget with EU leaders in Brussels on December 12-13.

Under the Lithuanian Constitution, the president forms the country's foreign policy in cooperation with the government.

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