On Friday, President Gitanas Nausėda presented credentials to the Ambassador of Lithuania to Japan, Aurelijus Zykas.
During the meeting with the newly appointed ambassador, the President discussed the initiative of strategic partnership between Lithuania and Japan and plans to develop political, economic, and cultural cooperation. According to President Gitanas Nausėda, we share the same values with Japan and this country could become Lithuania’s principal partner in Asia.
The President and Mr. Zykas also discussed the boosting of Lithuania’s exports, the attraction of Japanese investments, cooperation in life sciences and fintech, and the need to revitalize inbound tourism to Lithuania.
The discussion also focused on strengthening Lithuania’s image. According to Gitanas Nausėda, we need to work not only on the direct image segments such as Lithuanian production, investment attraction and tourism destinations, but also on the cultural image of the country. The President and the ambassador also discussed the forthcoming celebration of the centenary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Japan.
Aurelijus Zykas was until recently a member of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission, and an associate professor at the Department of Cultural Studies of Vytautas Magnus University’s Faculty of Humanities. From 2008 to 2019, he was the head of Vytautas Magnus University’s Centre for Asian Studies and a researcher at this Centre.
Last updated 2022.05.13 15:35Back