LCLC members had the privilege of private audience with the former President of Lithuania, H.E. Mr. Valdas Adamkus, and his wife, Mrs. Alma Adamkienė. Most remembered for having spearheaded the country’s accession to NATO and the EU in 2004 as well as for a resolute foreign policy stance, our famed statesman spent nearly 4 hours with LCLC members. Mr. Adamkus shared his experiences before, during and after the decade in the office, answering club members’ questions and simply enjoying a casual chat over a glass of fine wine.
A highly anticipated event featuring a person that for many still remains Lithuania’s favourite political leader, the meeting drew nearly 40 LCLC members (vast majority) and selected friends, and was cited by many as a definite highlight in the recent history of the Club. The audience was highly impressed with the frank and approachable manner of Mr. Adamkus as well as friendliness and elegance of Mrs. Adamkienė.
We very much look forward to staying in touch with His Excellency and to having yet another productive discussion in near future.