A Cooperation Agreement between Lithuania and the Order of Malta signed at the Government Office


2017 09 05


While marking an anniversary of diplomatic relations, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and the Grand Chancellor of the Order of Malta, H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, signed a bilateral cooperation agreement.

“The agreement signed today is a result of close cooperation and, at the same time, a new page of cooperation in areas such as health care, social security and the refugee issues”, said the Prime Minister.

Mr Skvernelis thanked the Grand Chancellor for the activities of the Order of Malta in Lithuania.

The Prime Minister noted with appreciation such projects as the Maltesers Soup, Meals on Wheels and child day care centres.

According to Mr Skvernelis, such initiatives help the most vulnerable groups of Lithuanian people.

“We can see the fruit of close cooperation. A major breakthrough has certainly been achieved in terms of the contribution of the Order of Malta to the promotion of volunteering, combating social exclusion and charitable activities”, noted Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis.

The Prime Minister thanked the Grand Chancellor for his personal contribution during the events of 13 January 1991.

At that time, the Grand Chancellor, H.E. Albrecht Freiherr von Boeselager, visited Lithuania bringing a shipment of medication from Germany to Lithuanian hospitals and supported our country in difficult times.