Wednesday, February 24, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented letters of credence to Arvydas Daunoravičius, new Lithuanian Ambassador to the Arab Republic of Egypt.
The President and the Ambassador discussed bilateral cooperation between Lithuania and Egypt, the situation in Syria and other regional security issues.
The meeting also focused on economic cooperation between the countries. The promotion of business missions and the signing of economic agreements would be beneficial for boosting economic ties.
Bilateral turnover between Lithuania and Egypt amounted to 28.5 million euros in 2015. Egypt ranks 64th among Lithuania’s trade partners. Food industry, agricultural industry, information technologies, as well as chemical and engineering industries are potential sectors for Lithuanian exports to Egypt.
The President and the Ambassador discussed issues concerning tourism and cultural cooperation. Dalia Grybauskaitė emphasized that it was important to take measures to ensure the security of Lithuanian citizens who were on holiday in Egypt. Views were also exchanged on the necessity to work together with the Lithuanian community in Egypt by including it into common activities and maintaining its link with Lithuania.
Lithuania and Egypt established their diplomatic relations on 22 January 1992.
The Ambassador, born in 1963, entered the diplomatic service in 1991. In 1995-2000, he served at the embassy in Belgium; in 2003-2008, he was consul general of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago; and in 2009-2010, he was head of the Department of National Minorities and Lithuanians Living Abroad under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. From 2010 to 2013, he was director of the Department of Lithuanians Living Abroad of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was appointed Ambassador-at-Large at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2013.
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