President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President received ambassadors’ letters of credence

2019-10-01

Tuesday, October 1, Vilnius – President Gitanas Nausėda received letters of credence from Ambassador Hans Brask of the Kingdom of Denmark and Ambassador Brian Olley of the United Kingdom.

Bilateral and regional cooperation, economic and trade relations, defense and security issues were discussed at the meeting with the Danish Ambassador.

The President expressed delight over the intensive and dynamic economic partnership between Lithuania and Denmark and stressed that Denmark remains among Lithuania’s most important trading partners. Danish investments in Lithuania and bilateral trade are currently rapidly growing.

The President and the Ambassador also discussed the security situation in the Baltic Sea region and defense cooperation. According to the President, Denmark was a close and reliable Lithuania’s ally in NATO, participating in the Baltic air policing mission for the seventh time and sending troops to joint exercises.

In a later meeting with the UK Ambassador, the President said that Lithuania and the United Kingdom shared many of today’s major challenges in security, defense, regional, climate change and other areas, and that it was important to continue bilateral partnership and cooperation.

“Lithuania highly values the United Kingdom’s commitment to the security of the Baltic States, the participation of its air force in the NATO air policing mission in Lithuania and the deployment of troops in our region, which is why we see the UK as our strategic foreign policy and security partner”, said the President.

The UK is amon the top ten Lithuania’s trading partners. The President emphasized the importance of further strengthening cooperation in the areas of financial technology, biotechnology, sustainable finance, risk management, research and development.

When discussing the Brexit, the President highlighted that securing protection of rights to more than 200,000 Lithuanians in the UK was one of Lithuania’s priorities. The President also emphasized the significant contribution of the Lithuanian community in strengthening bilateral relations and promoting business, trade and investment relations.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2019.10.02 12:31

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