President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President received letters of credence from ambassadors of Vietnam and India

2010-07-26

Monday, July 26, Vilnius - President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Mr. Nguyen Hoang as the Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Mr. Deepak Vohra as the Ambassador of the Republic of India.

The meeting with the Vietnamese Ambassador focused on bilateral relations and potential cooperation in trade and investment. The President congratulated the Ambassador on the millennium anniversary of the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi.

Topics discussed in the meting with the Indian Ambassador included economic relations, climate change and international policies. The President expressed appreciation of India's interest in the possibility to invest in Lithuania's textile and high-tech sectors. The President thanked the Ambassador for granting scholarships for traineeship in India to forty Lithuanian scholars this year. The President also underlined that Lithuania would host a high-level meeting of the Community of Democracies next year on the issue of gender equality and that she would love to see India's President Pratibha Devisingh Patil among the participants.

President Grybauskaitė wished the Ambassadors every success in their important mission and expressed confidence that the diplomats would contribute by their active work to further development of mutual relations between the states.

The 55-year-old Vietnamese Ambassador started his career in the diplomatic service in 1980. He is the fourth ambassador of Vietnam to Lithuania.

The 59-year-old Indian Ambassador has been working in the diplomatic service since 1975. He served as India's Ambassador to Armenia and Georgia in 2002-2005, and to Sudan in 2005-2010. In April 2010, he was appointed India's ambassador to Poland. Deepak Vohra is the sixth ambassador of India to Lithuania.

Both diplomats reside in Warsaw.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2010.07.26 12:29

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