President Dalia Grybauskaitė

The President received letters of credence from the Ambassador of Sweden


Thursday, October 6, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Swedish Ambassador Maria Christina Lundqvist.

The President and the new Ambassador discussed bilateral relations between Lithuania and Sweden, international cooperation, economic contacts, and regional security. According to the President, Sweden is a committed partner of Lithuania in economy, energy security and defense.  

The President underscored the importance of strategic partnership between the two countries for energy security. The launching of the NordBalt link was a major step towards liberalizing the power market in the Baltic states. The interconnection reduced wholesale electricity price in Lithuania and Latvia by 16 percent, saving consumers a total sum of more than 28 million euros.

Sweden is the largest – and very reliable – foreign investor in Lithuania. Lithuania exports furniture and biodiesel to Sweden, and imports fish, tractors and transformers. 

The Ambassador, born in 1959, holds a diploma in business administration and economy. She worked in embassies in Spain, Portugal, Germany, and at the mission to the EU. She was ambassador in Chile and Peru as well as Stockholm-based ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg. Maria Christina Lundqvist is member of the Swedish Women’s Forum and the International Women’s Forum. The Ambassador speaks Swedish, English, French, German, and Spanish.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2016.10.06 13:48