Gallery: The President of Lithuania in Tartu

We were honored to receive the President of Lithuania as our esteemed guest at the University of Tartu on June 17th. Her Excellency Dalia Grybauskaitė met President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Rector Alar Karis, and made a surprise appearance at a graduation ceremony. University Photographer Andres Tennus captured some cheerful moments from the day.

University of Tartu Rector and President of Estonia

A small talk across the old border between the university and the city of Tartu: UT Rector Alar Karis and Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves are waiting for their guest, President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia in Tartu

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia in a hurry on their way to the university's Main Building.

Rector Alar Karis welcomes President of Lithuania at the University of Tartu

A warm welcome and flowers for the First Lady of the Republic of Lithuania.

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia with UT Rector

University of Tartu Rector Alar Karis takes guests to the Assembly Hall, where the public is gathering for the festive master's graduation ceremony in the field of "Socialia".

UT Rector welcomes President of Lithuania

First Ladies first: Welcome to the University of Tartu!

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia

The two Presidents seem to enjoy themselves in the academic environment.

Presidents of Lithuania and Estonia at the University of Tartu

Our esteemed guests and hosts are feeling good on this sunny graduation day.

Two Presidents and UT Rector

A surprise appearance: H.E. Dalia Grybauskaitė decides to attend the graduation ceremony. The two Presidents and the Rector take their seats, and the fresh grads may now enter the hall.

Two Presidents at the graduation ceremony

Watching the graduates entering the Assembly Hall to the rhythm of a festive march.

UT Professor Toomas Haldma

University of Tartu Professor Toomas Haldma opens the ceremony.

President of Estonia at the University of Tartu

President of Estonia Toomas Hendrik Ilves gives an impromptu speech.

President of Lithuania gives a speech at UT

President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė confesses: "We hadn't planned to come, but we realized that you are here, and it's a beautiful day for you. So, we decided to share our memories, our happiness with you."

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