WASHINGTON, May 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a trip to Washington, D.C., Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, joined the launch of the new American-Lithuanian Business Council, a non-profit organization formed to promote commercial relations between the United States and Lithuania.
"I welcome the establishment of the American-Lithuanian Business Council. Increased cooperation between Lithuania and the United States will promote innovation and investment exchange that will be mutually economically and culturally beneficial to our countries and societies," said President Grybauskaite.
The Council will serve to enhance trade and investment between the two countries, advance the American-Lithuanian bilateral relationship, and educate the public about its importance. The American-Lithuanian Business Council will ensure American executives and key Lithuanian and U.S. Government decision makers have a forum to advocate for further trade and investment opportunities in Lithuania and amicably resolve issues that might prevent future growth in our commercial relationship.
"It is an exciting time for Lithuania, as they take over the EU Presidency on July 1," said Eric Stewart, President of the American-Lithuanian Business Council. "While the country demonstrates its leadership in Europe, the investments being made in Lithuania by American companies will assist to ensure the two countries' tremendous transatlantic bond will never be broken."
The Council's board members are Strategic Staffing Solutions serving as chair, Chevron serving as vice chair, Western Union serving as treasurer, Exelon Generation as secretary, Fluor, Maersk Line, Limited, and Thermo Fisher Scientific.
The United States and Lithuania have a strong history of business, political, and military ties. The two countries have worked side-by-side to build democracy and promote free market opportunities throughout Europe. The Council will carry on this longstanding tradition, enabling the two countries to foster the private sector, support trade and commerce, and strengthen the people-to-people connections that encourage the continuation of the countries' deep bonds.
For more information on the Council and Council-sponsored events—including policy conferences, briefing sessions and major events featuring senior U.S. and Lithuanian officials—please visit http://www.amlithbc.org/.
The American Lithuanian Business Council is a Washington, D.C. based non-profit organization that promotes commercial relations between the United States and Lithuania. As the leading business association in the United States focused on Lithuania, the Council ensures that American executives and key Lithuanian and U.S. Government decision makers have a forum to advocate for further trade and investment opportunities in Lithuania.
SOURCE American-Lithuanian Business Council