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The Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. welcomes new Ambassador to the U.S. Audra Plepytė

Created: 2021.05.20 / Updated: 2021.05.20 23:29
      The Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. welcomes new Ambassador to the U.S. Audra Plepytė
      The Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. welcomes new Ambassador to the U.S. Audra Plepytė

      The Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. is excited to welcome Ambassador Audra Plepytė as the new head of diplomatic relations of Lithuania to the U.S! The beginning of her term marks 100-year anniversary since the appointment of the first Ambassador of Lithuania to the U.S. V. Černeckis in 1921. Ambassador Audra Plepytė is also the first woman ambassador to be appointed to this position.

      “I am glad and honored to become the Lithuanian Ambassador to the U.S. The strategic partnership between the United States and Lithuania is stronger than ever and I look forward to working with our American friends and Lithuanian diaspora on this new page of our bilateral relations.  The Embassy of Lithuania in Washington, D.C. is one of the most important symbols of our fight for freedom and democratic values. I am honored to continue the great work done by previous Ambassadors and I am very happy to call Washington home for the upcoming years.” – says Ambassador Plepytė.

      Ambassador also highlighted the main priorities of her term: “Strengthening transatlantic bond, our security and defence cooperation is the main priority with the aim to establish a permanent presence of U.S. troops in Lithuania. We will continue to strengthen economic cooperation between our two countries, in particular in biotechnology, financial technology and other high-value sectors. We are also ready to continue our common work in strengthening and promoting democracy and the rule of law in Lithuania’s neighborhood - from Ukraine to Belarus and the South Caucasus, as well as globally. Strong relations with Lithuanian diaspora will also be the top priority and we will aim to engage Lithuanian diaspora to be more involved on the issues of importance to Lithuania and maintain closer ties to their homeland.”

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