President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President presented letters of credence to Lithuanian Ambassador to Greece

2016-12-14

Wednesday, 14 December, Vilnius   President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented letters of credence to Rolandas Kačinskas, Lithuanian Ambassador to Greece. 

At the meeting, cooperation between Lithuania and Greece in the EU and NATO as well as other topical bilateral issues were discussed. Referring to bilateral relations, the President invited the Ambassador to expand relations between Lithuania and Greece, notably, in the areas of business and tourism, and to promote the image of Greece in our country. The launch of the flights from Vilnius to Athens could contribute to the development of tourism.

During the discussion with the newly appointed Ambassador, the President underscored the necessity to seek further cooperation in the area of enhanced security and defense. Greece is a committed member of NATO, investing 2 percent of its GDP in defense.

Trends of bilateral economic cooperation and avenues for strengthening relations were also discussed at the meeting. Greece is the 44th trade partner of Lithuania; the turnover in trade grew by 44 percent in 2015 as compared to that of 2014. Fruit, paper and fabrics are the main type of goods imported from Greece. Lithuania exports boilers, malt and mineral fuel to Greece.

According to the President, Lithuania is a partner of Greece, standing in solidarity when addressing the crisis of migrants and refugees. Lithuania has relocated 185 persons from Greece, sent international aid to Greece, commissioned escort officials as well as border surveillance, security and counterfeit document experts.

Rolandas Kačinskas is married and has a son. The Ambassador has MA in political science from the Central European University and MA in diplomacy from Lancaster University as well as PhD in social sciences. Presently Kačinskas is Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he began his service in 1996.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.12.14 14:55

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