THE CEREMONY OF THE TRANSFER OF THE PRESIDENCY OF EU COUNCIL WAS HOSTED IN SPACES, THE HAGUE
This July, the Lithuanian and Irish Embassies in the Netherlands have organized an event marking the symbolic transfer of the rotating Presidency of the Council of the European Union from Ireland to Lithuania.
The event was hosted by the Irish Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mary Whelan and the Lithuanian Ambassador to the Kingdom of Netherlands Darius Semaška.
An interactive exhibition Lithuania in the Mail Parcel, depicting UNESCO heritage sites in Lithuania and a photo exhibition of the Lithuanian photographer Marius Jovaiša “Unseen Lithuania” was opened during the event. The guests have enjoyed live traditional Lithuanian and Irish folk music as well as beverages and culinary delicacies from Lithuania.
The event took place in the Hague business center Spaces-Red Elephant and was attended by over 250 participants – representatives of the diplomatic corps, residing in the Hague, officials of the Dutch Government, Parliament, international organizations, civil society representatives, Lithuanian Dutch Community members and others.