Monday, October 29, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė received letters of credence from Ambassador José María Robles Fraga of Spain.
The President and the new Ambassador discussed the European and security agenda, as well as bilateral relations in tourism, culture and academic life.
According to the President, Spain is an important partner and ally of Lithuania. Both countries enjoy a close dialogue within the European Union and NATO. Spain’s responsible approach to migration problems, European security, sustainable economic growth, and Brexit talks contributes to stability across Europe.
The President stressed that Spain’s contribution to ensuring security in our region is highly important. Spain takes part in the Baltic Air Policing mission, deploys its troops to NATO’s forward presence in Latvia and takes part in the EU cyber rapid response project launched at the initiative of Lithuania.
Tourism and student exchange were also addressed at the meeting. The President encouraged the ambassador to actively promote the Spanish language and culture in Lithuania.
The new Ambassador has a degree in law. He started his diplomatic career in 1982. He worked in embassies in Honduras and Paris, was later elected as member of the lower house of the Spanish parliament (Congress of Deputies) and headed the Spanish delegation at the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. In 2001, he was appointed ambassador to Russia and, in 2005, to Pakistan. From 2009 until his appointment to Lithuania, he worked as International Relations Director at Santander Bank.
Last updated 2018.10.29 14:39Back