President Higgins was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Vytautas Magnus University, in a ceremony in Lithuania's second-largest city. The President was given an Honorary Doctorate in Social Sciences for his work on human rights. Read the President's address on ‘Ireland and Lithuania - Towards a shared future within the European Union’
President Higgins, on an Official Visit to Lithuania, visited Kaunas, Lithuania's second-largest city, where he received an honorary
doctorate from the Vytautas Magnus University, and witnessed the signing of a number of cooperation agreements between Irish and Lithuanian
Click on the links below to read or listen to the President's speech.