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The President received letters of credence from three ambassadors

2021-04-15

President Gitanas Nausėda received letters of credence via video link from Ambassador Paul Schmit of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Ambassador Brigitte Sylvia Mabandla of the Republic of South Africa, and Ambassador Bounliep Houngvongsone of the Lao People's Democratic Republic.

The President and the Ambassador of Luxembourg discussed bilateral relations and prospects for their further development. The President thanked Luxembourg for its contribution to strengthening Lithuanian and Baltic security, providing financial support to NATO’s Baltic Air Policing mission and participating in the NATO enhanced forward presence in Lithuania. Gitanas Nausėda underlined that the two countries enjoyed excellent cooperation in the European Union in addressing the challenges of containing the pandemic, fighting climate change, reviving the economy, and ensuring competitiveness. 

In their online meeting, the President and the Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa discussed good bilateral relations maintained by the two countries and built on long-standing historical contacts as well as prospects for their expansion by developing economic ties and exploiting the potential for cooperation in information technologies, life sciences and financial technologies. Views were exchanged on containing the COVID-19 pandemic and dealing with its impact on societies and national economies. The President noted that Lithuania provided assistance to South African hospitals and mobile health centers in contributing to the international community’s efforts to manage the pandemic in Africa.

During his meeting with the Ambassador of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Gitanas Nausėda expressed delight that Laos had managed to contain the spread of the virus: the country had the lowest number of registered COVID cases and deaths from the coronavirus. The President underscored the efforts of the European Union and the international community to ensure that all the people around the world had access to vaccination. Gitanas Nausėda called for intensifying economic relations between the two countries and boosting cooperation in the fields of food industry and information technologies.

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Last updated 2021.04.15 15:27

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