aA
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is coming to Lithuania for a state visit on Wednesday.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
© AP/Scanpix

The monarch will be accompanied by a delegation of representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and businessmen, with a total of over 40 representatives of major Dutch energy companies. The main focus during the visit will be paid to cooperation in the areas of defense, energy, economy, culture and civic relations.

Together with Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė, King Willem-Alexander will attend a bilateral energy forum and unveil a monument to Dutch diplomat and Righteous Among the Nations Jan Zwartendijk who saved 2,400 Lithuanian and Polish Jews. A symbolic light installation will honor his memory in central Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city.

Later on, the king will visit Dutch troops deployed in Rukla.

The energy forum will be attended by over 150 businessmen from both countries, including those of Shell, Gasunie and Nuon Vattenval. The forum will focus on opportunities for new cooperation in the area of LNG and renewable energy. Lithuanian energy startups will be introduced to the Dutch king and Lithuanian president.

The Netherlands is a close NATO ally of Lithuania and its troops were among the first to join the Germany-led multinational battalion in Lithuania. Dutch troops have also taken part in the Baltic air policing mission several times. The Netherlands is also the second largest investor in Lithuania, with its investment standing at almost 2 billion euros.

The king of the Netherlands started his visit in Riga earlier this week and met with Latvian Presidents Raimonds Vejonis, and visited Estonia on Tuesday. He was set to come to Lithuania with his wife, Queen Maxima, but she had to cancel her participation due to a sudden death of her sister.

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is coming to Lithuania at the invitation of President Grybauskaitė.

BNS
Naujienų agentūros BNS informaciją skelbti, cituoti ar kitaip atgaminti visuomenės informavimo priemonėse bei interneto tinklalapiuose be raštiško UAB "BNS" sutikimo neleidžiama.
|Populiariausi straipsniai ir video

Lithuania set to purchase COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Lithuania plans to purchase remdesivir , an antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 , the...

Franciscan monk in Kretinga tests positive for coronavirus

A Franciscan monk living in a Franciscan monastery in Kretinga, Western Lithuania, had tested positive...

3 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 3 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, there have been 1844 detected...

Foreigners from Sweden, Luxembourg, Portugal banned from entering

Foreigners from Sweden , Luxembourg and Portugal will be banned from coming to Lithuania next...

Survey: more Lithuanians view Belarus as unfriendly state (3)

The number of Lithuanian residents considering Belarus to be an unfriendly state is rising amid...

Top news

Lithuania set to purchase COVID-19 drug remdesivir

Lithuania plans to purchase remdesivir , an antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 , the...

Franciscan monk in Kretinga tests positive for coronavirus

A Franciscan monk living in a Franciscan monastery in Kretinga, Western Lithuania, had tested positive...

3 new coronavirus cases

On Monday, 3 new COVID-19 cases were recorded in Lithuania. Overall, there have been 1844 detected...

Air Baltic launches flights from Vilnius

Air Baltic launched flights between Vilnius and the Croatian resort of Dubrovnik on Monday.

Chinese guide fluent in Lithuanian: difficult language but worth learning (1)

Fluent in Lithuanian, Chinese national Yi Zhang says it was difficult to learn the Lithuanian...

|Maža didelių žinių kaina