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The President received letters of credence from three ambassadors

2021-02-22

President Gitanas Nausėda received letters of credence via video conference from Ambassador Vasil Panovski of the Republic of North Macedonia, Ambassador Nguyen Hung of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Ambassador Barkhas Dorj of Mongolia.

The President and the Ambassador of North Macedonia discussed friendly bilateral relations and the potential for their further development. The President expressed support for North Macedonia’s integration into the European Union, noting the progress achieved in implementing EU reforms and underlining Lithuania’s readiness to share experience. He extended congratulations to North Macedonia on becoming full member of NATO last year and stressed the importance of continuing NATO’s open door policy.

The meeting also focused on bilateral economic cooperation, its tendencies and dynamics, as well as on the impact made by the pandemic on the future development of economic contacts.

The President and the Ambassador of Vietnam discussed bilateral relations between the two countries, their expansion, close collaborative work in international organizations, strategic partnership between the EU and ASEAN, as well as containing the spread of COVID-19 and its consequences. Next year marks the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Lithuania and Vietnam. Both countries enjoy a friendly relationship based on mutual respect and international cooperation.

The President called for using more actively the opportunities opened by the EU-Vietnam free trade agreement to advance bilateral business contacts, especially in agriculture and foods, the chemical industry, high technologies, and aircraft technical maintenance. Lithuania was ready to share its experience in upgrading national e-government and cyber security.

The President and Ambassador Barkhas Dorj exchanged views on the successful development of cooperation projects with Mongolia on women empowerment, expressing their strong belief that the dialogue would deepen and expand. The President underlined the need to find new niches for economic cooperation, especially in transport, logistics and tourism.

Gitanas Nausėda called for strengthening people-to-people contacts between Lithuania and Mongolia and for exploiting possibilities to promote cultural, scientific and educational interaction.

The President‘s Communication Group

Last updated 2021.02.22 16:46

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