President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Finland

2016-10-06

Thursday, October 6, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Ambassador Christer Gustaf Michelsson of the Republic of Finland.

The President and the newly appointed Ambassador talked about her upcoming official visit to Finland. Dalia Grybauskaitė underlined that bilateral relations between Lithuania and Finland were close and strong, with cooperation ranging from business and culture to political partnership.

According to the President, Finland is an important security partner of Lithuania. The two countries share interests in the context of strategic communication, hybrid threats and Eastern Partnership.

The President pointed out that Finnish investments in Lithuania not only helped to create jobs, but also increased energy diversity, efficiency and availability in Lithuania’s energy sector. The Fortum Group operates a combined heat and power plant in Klaipėda – the first such utility to use waste and biomass in the Baltic states.

Among the other issues discussed was bilateral cooperation in the European Union and international organizations as well as energy security.

The Ambassador has a Master of Law. Before his appointment as Ambassador to Lithuania, Christer Gustaf Michelsson was Finland’s ambassador to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia residing in Helsinki. From 2007 to 2011 he served as Ambassador to Ukraine. Earlier, he worked in embassies in Spain, Russia and China. The Ambassador speaks Finnish, Swedish, English, German, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish, and French.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.10.06 13:47

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