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Ambassador Varvuolis presented his letters of credence to the Governor-General of New Zealand
On 11 April, the Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his credentials to the Governor-General of New Zealand Patsy Reddy.
During the ceremony, the Ambassador Varvuolis emphasised that despite the great distance between them the countries maintained friendly and intense relations and cooperation based on mutual trust, as well as shared values of democracy and the rule of law.
“Lithuania is interested in expanding its cooperation with New Zealand in the fields of lasers, life sciences, IT, and financial technologies,” the Ambassador said.
The Lithuanian community in New Zealand has also contributed to the development of our successful cooperation. Together with the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry’s delegation, it celebrated the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuania’s statehood this year.
The Ambassador was pleased that our political cooperation had actively developed over recent years, while contacts with representatives of businesses, science and academic community had been expanded. In addition, Varvuolis has discussed further cooperation plans with them.
The 2017 Working Holiday Scheme between Lithuania and New Zealand also strengthens the people-to-people ties between our two countries.
The Ambassador Varvuolis, who resides in Tokyo, is the 3rd Ambassador of Lithuania to New Zealand.
Lithuania and New Zealand established their diplomatic relations on 10 January 1992.
The Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his letters of credence to His Majesty the Emperor of Japan Akihito on 5 April.
“The achievements of Lithuanian scientists in the fields of life sciences and lasers are known and appreciated in the world. Hopefully, with representatives of the Lithuanian Laser and Engineering Technologies cluster (LITEK) we can not only introduce them in New Zealand, but also establish new partnerships,” said the Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Darius Skusevičius, who met with New Zealand’s Foreign Affairs Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau and the Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Jeff Langley on 12 February in Wellington.
Lithuanian Embassy in Japan is organising a consular mission to Sydney and Auckland on November 9-14, 2017.