In Ohio, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister presents opportunities for investment in Lithuania
On 5 April, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius visited the U.S. state of Ohio, where he presented opportunities for investment in Lithuania, as well as the country’s economic and political priorities.
“We invite businessmen from Ohio to visit and invest in Lithuania. We appreciate your experience and achievements in the fields of life sciences, health care, financial technology, energy, research, and industry”, said L. Linkevičius in a meeting with members of an association of chief executive officers of leading companies ‘Ohio Business Roundtable’.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister encouraged entrepreneurs to look into investment possibilities in the most advanced areas, such as information and communications technology, life sciences, lasers, and financial technology in Lithuania. In addition, L. Linkevičius invited them to attend business promotion events organized in Lithuania.
At the Ohio State University, L. Linkevičius delivered a lecture on Lithuania, its achievements, and regional security issues. In a meeting with the Executive Vice President and Provost Bruce A. McPheron, Lithuania’s Foreign Minister called for enhanced cooperation with Lithuanian academic institutions.
The University’s academic community also took part in a discussion on the fight against disinformation, threats raised by Russia and its aggressive propaganda.
Lithuania’s Foreign Minister was acquainted with historical publications and centuries-old manuscripts related to Lithuania at the Thompson Library, as well as books by a famous Lithuanian émigré researcher of literature and critic Rimvydas Šilbajoris, who had worked in Ohio.
The Foreign Minister also held an informal meeting with members of the local Lithuanian community during his visit to Columbus, Ohio's state capital.
Ohio has an estimated population of 11 million, of which 25,000 are Lithuanians and Lithuanian-Americans.