President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President presented letters of credence to Lithuanian Ambassador at the Permanent Mission to the UN Office

2016-07-13

Wednesday, July 13, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented letters of credence to Andrius Krivas, Lithuanian Ambassador at the Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva.

The meeting with the new Ambassador focused on the main directions of the Permanent Mission of Lithuania in Switzerland: issues regarding human rights, migration, trade and economy, disarmament, science and innovation development, as well as social, health protection and other relevant issues. According to the President, smooth coordination between the activities of Lithuanian institutions and responsible departments and Geneva-based international organizations is of utmost importance.

Dalia Grybauskaitė pointed out that it was important to maintain the state’s priorities in the field of human rights, respond adequately to violations, make use of the experience of our experts in human rights institutions in Geneva, and support their activities.

This year Lithuania has submitted an application for associate membership in the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). Speaking on the topics of science, innovation and technologies, the President emphasized that membership in the world’s most famous scientific institution was significant for Lithuania and therefore it was important to combine the forces of our country’s scientists, technologies, businesses, and institutions for an effective and long-term cooperation with CERN.

Andrius Krivas, born in 1971, has a degree in international relations. He embarked on his career at the Ministry of National Defense in 1993. The diplomat served as head of the NATO Division of the Security Policy Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2001–2003 and in 2007–2008. In 2008–2010, he was director of the International Relations and Operations Department of the Ministry of National Defense and Undersecretary of the Ministry. Andrius Krivas served at the embassy in the United States and was Minister Counselor at the Permanent Representation of Lithuania to the OSCE. Since 2014 he has been Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Ambassador speaks English, Russian, German, and French.

Dalia Grybauskaitė, President of the Republic of Lithuania

Last updated 2016.07.14 08:32

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