Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP talk.

THE BRITISH-LITHUANIAN SOCIETY

Invites you to a talk by Rt Hon John Whittingdale OBE MP Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Lithuania, Vice-Chairman, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Latvia

Date: Monday 23rd May 2022 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm

Address: Lithuanian Embassy, 2 Bessborough Gardens, London SW1V 2JE

To help with the Embassy’s security requirements please arrive punctually and bring an ID document, eg Driver’s License, Freedom Pass.

The Rt Hon John Whittingdale will talk about the situation in Ukraine, its implications for the Baltic nations and relations between the UK and Lithuania. John Whittingdale has been the Member of Parliament (Conservative) for Maldon, Essex, since 1992. He served as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in 2015 – 2016, and Minister of State for Media and Data in 2020-2021. During the 2017-19 parliament, he served as a member of the Executive and then Chairman of the British Group of the Inter Parliamentary Union. He also acted as Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Groups for Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1990, and the Order of Merit of Ukraine in 2019.

He is currently Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Lithuania and Vice-Chair of that for Latvia. Also currently, he leads the UK Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and is Vice Chair of the British Group of the Inter Parliamentary Union.

PRIOR REGISTRATION with blssecretary@hotmail.com IS ESSENTIAL

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN ON 16th MAY Guests are welcome but please let us know their name(s). ABS members who are not British-Lithuanian Society members who wish to attend please let Alan Flowers know, by e-mail, flowfis@yahoo.co.uk , so he can add them to his personal guest list and make a registration.  The event as at the Lithuanian Embassy hence names of attendees must be provided before the event.

There will be a £5 refreshments fee payable at the door

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