Wednesday, October 1, Vilnius - President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Czech Ambassador Bohumil Mazanek.
The President and the new Ambassador talked about close cooperation ties maintained by Lithuania and the Czech Republic in international organizations. Their positions essentially coincide on many EU and NATO issues. According to the President, the decisions made at the NATO Summit in Wales must be rapidly implemented. She also underlined that the European Union needed to give a unified response against Russia's actions.
The Czech Air Force has already participated twice in NATO's Baltic Air Policing mission in Lithuania; Czech and Lithuanian servicemen together take part in international exercises. Among the other issues discussed at the meeting were changes in the security situation in the region and the ongoing situation in Ukraine. Earlier this year, President Dalia Grybauskaitė attended an anniversary event and summit in Prague marking five years of Eastern Partnership.
The President and the Ambassador also exchanged views on expanding bilateral economic cooperation and developing strong and intensive cultural contacts.
The Ambassador, born in 1962, is married with two daughters and a son. He received a Master's Degree in International Relations from Moscow University. In 1986 he started to work at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also served in Consulates General in Poland and China. The Ambassador speaks English, Russian, Slovak, and Lao.
Photographs - R. Dačkus
Last updated 2014.10.01 15:09Back