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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.
On 13 February, Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Indonesia Joko Widodo.
Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his letters of credence to the President of the Republic of Singapore Halimah Yacob on 29 November.
On 1 November, the Ambassador of Lithuania Gediminas Varvuolis presented his credentials to the Governor-General of Australia Peter Cosgrove.