President of the Republic of Lithuania

The President presented letters of credence to Lithuania’s ambassador to Croatia


Wednesday, January 9, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented letters of credence to Jūratė Raguckienė, Lithuanian Ambassador to Croatia.

According to the President, Lithuania’s and Croatia’s relations are gaining the momentum and the newly opened embassies drive bilateral cooperation forward. Lithuanian Embassy was established in Croatia on 1 July 2018 and Croatian Embassy opened up in Vilnius in July 2016.

The President and the newly appointed Ambassador discussed cooperation between Lithuania and Croatia in the area of security as Croatian troops are a part of NATO’s forward presence battalion in Lithuania, as well as strengthening of business ties and relevant EU agenda items. The President believes that it is necessary to seek for Croatia’s support for our initiatives in the EU and to help Croatia in its preparations for the presidency of the Council of the EU in 2020.

The President also encouraged the Ambassador to expand the network of honorary consuls, to promote tourism and attract tourists to Lithuania, to actively present our country, history, language, culture and business opportunities in Zagreb and beyond.

Ambassador Raguckienė will be the first Lithuanian Ambassador residing in Zagreb. Through 1994-2003, the diplomat worked at the Ministry of Defense as Defense Adviser at the OSCE in Vienna. From 2013, she held the position of the Chancellor of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Ambassador has a degree in Mathematics and Public Administration, she speaks English and Russian.

Press Service of the President

Last updated 2019.01.09 11:19