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Lithuanian formin officially opens embassy in South Korea

Lithuanian Foreign Ministry Gabrielius Landsbergis on Friday officially opened the country’s embassy in South Korea, set up two yeas ago, saying that this important step implements Lithuania’s strategic decision to expand ties with the Indo-Pacific region.

“During this government’s term of office, we have already opened embassies in Australia and Singapore, as well as a trade representative office in Taiwan,” Landsbergis said.

In his welcome speech, he stressed that the opening of Lithuania’s representation opened another gateway to Asia, promoting economic development and innovation between countries.

“We see South Korea as one of the most important like-minded countries in the Indo-Pacific. I am glad we are opening a reciprocal gateway between the EU and Asia. Lithuania and the Republic of Korea are strengthening democratic alliances, seeking to diversify supply chains, strengthening economic resilience, and improving access for our businesses to EU and Asian markets,” Landsbergis said.

The guests who took part in the embassy’s opening were welcomed by the Lithuanian artists’ brothers Gataveckas interpretation of the 26-meter-long vessel Independence on the wall of the new embassy.

Landsbergis noted that the FSRU Independence symbolized the countries’ communion and independence, accelerating a rapid expansion of cooperation between them in the fields of economy, energy, and smart technologies.

According to Ambassador Ricardas Slepavicius, Lithuania sees South Korea as a reliable intermediary when looking at other Asian markets.

“Lithuania seeks strategic diversification aimed at strengthening economic relations with like-minded Indo-Pacific countries. So we see the Republic of Korea as a significant partner,” he said.

Lithuania’s Embassy in South Korea started working in 2021, and Slepavicius was then appointed Lithuania’s first ambassador.

Source: BNS

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