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President Margvelashvili and President Grybauskaitė Discuss Preparation for NATO Summit

President Margvelashvili and President Grybauskaitė have held a face-to-face meeting at the Presidential Palace in Tbilisi to discuss Dalia Grybauskaitė’s visit to Georgia.
President Margvelashvili has assessed Dalia Grybauskaitė’s visit as the crucial gesture showing support for Georgia. He has thanked President Grybauskaitė for officially calling Georgia its native name. Lithuania is the first country to call Georgia Sakartvelo. In response to this historic act, Georgia has officially changed Lithuania’s name to its native name. President Margvelashvili believes that these acts highlight the special friendship between Georgia and Lithuania. 
At the meeting, the parties have shown readiness to advance bilateral political dialogue at all levels. The two presidents have spoken about Georgia’s territorial integrity, occupation, non-recognition policy, security problems and European integration process.
Conversation also touched upon preparation for the upcoming NATO Summit. According to President Margvelashvili, Lithuania is and has always been one of the most loyal supporters and reliable friends of Georgia that has greatly contributed to Georgia's democratic development and integration process to the European and Euro-Atlantic structures. He has also underscored Lithuania’s unwavering support for Georgia’s sovereignty and territorial integrity. 
President Margvelashvili has emphasized Dalia Grybauskaitė’s personal role, contribution, engagement and efforts to strengthen and support Georgia's position in the international arena. As he underlined, Lithuania constantly promotes non-recognition policy of Georgia's occupied territories in various multilateral formats and always supports Georgia in the UN and other international organizations.
President Margvelashvili and President Grybauskaitė have highlighted positive and harmonious development of Georgia-Lithuania cooperation in all areas. The two have also discussed prospects for strengthening economic, educational and cultural ties.
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