Prime Minister thanks Israeli Ambassador for strengthening relations between Lithuania and Israel


2019 06 27


Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has met with outgoing Ambassador of the State of Israel Amir Maimon.

Prime Minister Skvernelis has thanked the Ambassador for his hard work and excellent achievements in Lithuania-Israel cooperation. The bilateral dialogue between the two countries has been recently taken further at the highest level, including numerous high-level exchanges, crowned by the visit of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Lithuania last year.

‘Israel is Lithuania’s strategic partner in the region, so we must do our utmost for our relations to bear best fruit. I hope that we will continue strengthening our political, economic and cultural ties and youth exchanges’, said Saulius Skvernelis.

Cooperation between states in the field of security and defence has been gaining momentum. The first Boxer armoured vehicles with elements produced in Israel have been recently brought to Lithuania. The Head of Government has also pointed out the great potential for collaboration in high-tech sectors, medical research and education, energy, and transport.

The Prime Minister has noted that Lithuania appreciates the relations with the Lithuanian Jewish community and the Jewish community from across the world. The year 2020 has been announced the year of Vilnius Gaon and of the Lithuanian Jewish History.

The Head of Government has stated that Lithuania will not tolerate any manifestations of anti-Semitism, while cherishing the heritage of Lithuanian Jews and making efforts to honour and commemorate the Holocaust victims.

The Prime Minister wished Ambassador Amir Maimon success in his further career and personal life.