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The Lithuanian President received letters of credence from Cuban Ambassador

Monday, June 8, Vilnius – President Dalia Grybauskaitė accepted letters of credence from Cuban Ambassador Enrique Orta Gonzalez.

During their meeting, the President and the Ambassador discussed bilateral and international relations. The President underlined that Lithuania supported negotiations on a bilateral Political Dialogue and Cooperation Agreement launched by the European Union and Cuba in April of 2014.

Among the other issues touched upon were the positive changes in the relationship between Cuba and the United States of America.

Speaking about economic and cultural cooperation, the President said that mutual efforts were needed to strengthen such contacts.

She pointed out that Cuba was an attractive destination for tourists from Lithuania and, therefore, the development of tourism held potential for expanding mutual ties and cultural knowledge.

The President also noted that students from Cuba were welcome in Lithuania where a range of studies in English were offered by local universities.

Lithuania and Cuba established diplomatic relations on 26 September 2013.

The Ambassador, born in 1961, studied Russian language and literature as well as English in Cuba. He started his diplomatic career in 1996 working in Ukraine and South Africa.

In 2009-2012 he served in the Foreign Minister’s Cabinet. He was appointed Ambassador to Finland in October of 2012. Enrique Orta Gonzalez is Cuba’s first ambassador to Lithuania, residing in Helsinki.


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