Posts tagged as ambassador

Armenia appoints new Ambassador to Lithuania

Friday, March 19, 2021

President Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree, appointing Armen Martirosyan as Ambassador Extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Republic of Lithuania (seat in Vilnius). According to another presidential decree, Tigran Mkrtchyan has been recalled from the post of Armenia’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Nausėda is still awaiting proposals for the appointment of an ambassador to Washington

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

“In Lithuania, the ambassador is appointed by the President on the proposal of the Government, therefore the President is still waiting for proposals for the appointment of ambassadors to important positions, including the post of ambassador to the United States,” said Antanas Bubnelis, the country’s spokesman. The spokesman made this comment in response to questions from the BNS about how the president views the U.S. business community’s call and when…

Estonia: Construction prices rised

Thursday, January 21, 2021

While the construction price index in Estonia fell by 0.1 percent on year to the fourth quarter of 2020 (Q4 2020), state agency Statistics Estonia reports, between Q3 and Q4 2020, the index rose, by 0.4 percent. Ülo Paulus, Statistics Estonia analyst, says the Q4 2020 rise on the previous quarter was primarily driven by an increase in the costs of materials, and also by growth in wages and salaries.…

Ambassador Bajarūnas: Russians see Lithuania as small, Russophobic country

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

In May this year, Eitvydas Bajarūnas assumed his position as the new Lithuanian ambassador to Russia. In an interview with LRT Novosti, he talked about goals to strengthen economic, political, and cultural ties between the two countries. In 2005–2008, you worked as the Consul General of Lithuania in St Petersburg. You are returning to Russia after 12 years – what has changed since that time? Return sounds symbolic. In 2005,…

Lithuania recalls its ambassador from Minsk

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Lithuania is recalling its ambassador Andrius Pulokas from Minsk for consultations, the Foreign Ministry said late on Monday, as tensions with the neighbouring country escalate over Vilnius’ support for opposition protests. “Our goal is to preserve diplomatic contacts as much as possible. We have also sent this message to Belarus, with which it has been agreed for the meantime that the temporary recall of ambassadors would help reduce tensions and…

New ambassador-at-large for Latvian diaspora starts work

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

On 21 September 2020, Elita Gavele took up the post of Ambassador-at-Large for the Diaspora at Latvia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to an official statement. Elita Gavele began her career with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. From 1991 to 2006, she worked at the Latvian Embassies in Lithuania and Russia, as well as holding various posts at the Foreign Ministry Headquarters. She has served as Head of…

Lukashenko sacks Belarusian ambassador to Latvia

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signed an order on Wednesday for the dismissal of the Belarusian ambassador to Latvia, Vasily Markovich  (Маркович Василий Михайлович), Latvian Television reported September 16. The Belarusian ambassador has been dismissed from his duties and deprived of his diplomatic rank. Vasily Markovich has been dismissed in connection with “inappropriate performance of duties”. This is reported by the Belarusian news agency Belta, referring to the presidential press service. Markovich became Belarusian ambassador…

Ambassador: chance for Latvian entrepreneurs in UK market

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Despite the COVID-19 crisis it remains a favorable time for Latvian entrepreneurs in the British market, said Ivita Burmistre, new Latvian ambassador to the former Eurpoean Union member state the United Kingdom, in an interview to Latvian Radio on July 16. The ambassador has her first official working day in her new post on Thursday. One of her priorities is promoting economic activity. Burmistre considers it to be a duty for the…

Chinese ambassador incensed after Taiwan representative speaks in Lithuanian parliament

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Chinese Ambassador Shen Zhifei has asked an explanation from Lithuania about a recent speech of Taiwan’s representative at the country’s parliament. Andy Chin, the head of Taiwan’s mission in the Baltic states, was invited to the Lithuanian parliament, Seimas, to take part in a discussion on the coronavirus last Thursday. Ambassador Shen Zhifei met with Juozas Bernatonis, the chairman of the parliamentary Committee of Foreign Affairs, to discuss it on…

US nominates first ambassador to Belarus in over a decade

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

The United States has named its first ambassador to Belarus in more than a decade. Washington has previously pledged Minsk to help build a souvereign country, as recent months saw a flurry of activity between Vilnius, as well as EU and US diplomats, and Belarus. US President Donald Trump announced on April 20 that he intended to nominate career diplomat Julie Fisher, a top State Department official for Europe, to…