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17 August 2017
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Clinton in Vilnius for “Women enhancing democracy” gathering


U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Vilnius, on a two-day visit from 30 June to 1 July, to participate in the Community of Democracies 6th Ministerial. The Ministerial will bring together senior government officials, parliamentarians, NGOs, women and youth leaders, and the private sector to advance the shared goals of strengthening civil society and supporting emerging democracies. During her visit, the Secretary will participate in the "Women Enhancing Democracy" gathering of world leaders, held under the auspices of the Community of Democracies’ working group on women’s empowerment. She will also host a session of the Strategic Dialogue with Civil Society focused on challenges to the freedoms of speech and association. While in Vilnius, the Secretary will hold bilateral meetings with President Grybauskaite, Prime Minister Kubilius, and other Lithuanian officials.

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