President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President received letters of credence from three ambassadors

2019-11-28

The President Gitanas Nausėda received letters of credence from Jordanian Ambassador Nawaf Tell, Philippine Ambassador Leah M. Basinang-Ruiz and Australian Ambassador Lloyd Brodrick.

The President and the Jordanian Ambassador discussed bilateral relations, opportunities for strengthening economic ties, and cooperation in international organizations such as the UN and the EU. The President highlighted that Lithuania valued Jordan’s role in tackling the refugee crisis and its efforts to implement necessary economic reforms. As regards bilateral economic cooperation, the President emphasized the need to look for opportunities to expand trade and business relations between Lithuania and Jordan.

During the meeting with the Philippine Ambassador, the President emphasized that although Lithuania and the Philippines actively collaborate in the Asia-Europe Summit, it is necessary to develop bilateral political, economic, cultural and academic relations. There are many untapped opportunities for economic bilateral dialogue and potential sectors could include biotechnology, lasers, IT as well as traditional sectors such as agriculture and food industries. People-to-people contacts between the two countries could be strengthened by academic, cultural and tourist exchange. The President invited Philippine students to come to study in Lithuania.

The President and the Australian Ambassador discussed excellent bilateral relations based on long-term friendship and respect for the same values and democratic principles. According to the President, since 2010 bilateral trade has been intensifying, but not all opportunities to strengthen economic cooperation, promote investments and trade are exploited. We should develop bilateral dialogue in sectors of high value-added products and services, namely financial technologies and life sciences, and facilitate communication among science and education institutions. Abundant Lithuanian community in Australia that managed to protect their Lithuanian heritage and origins through four generations was also discussed at the meeting.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2019.11.29 09:12

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