Friday 10 October, shortly after 13:00, the Lithuanian Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevičius accompanied by Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius met in the White House with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. After a warm greeting by the Vice President, the delegation addressed a number of bilateral issues of mutual concern.
Vice President Joe Biden greets PM Butkevičius and the Foreign Minister Linkevičius in the White House
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