At the Lithuanian Embassy in Belgium on Monday, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius presented a Lithuanian Diplomacy Star, the ministry's award of honour, to Belgian citizen Francina Baeten Van den Brande, the founder and head of the Belgian-Lithuanian friendship association.
Francina Baeten Van den Brande awarded with Lithuania's Diplomacy Star

"We are grateful for your commitment to and love of Lithuania, which is the best example of long-term friendship and solidarity between our countries," the minister said presenting the award.

Established in 2010, the Lithuanian Diplomacy Star award is presented to Lithuanian and foreign citizens and organization for promoting Lithuania abroad and developing interstate relations.

Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

If not me, then who? Cleveland’s Lithuanians Plant 100 Birch Trees for Lithuania

If not me, then who? A question 50 Lithuanian- Americans asked themselves as they volunteered to plant...

Two Young Lithuanians Perform Concert in Paris

Two young Lithuanian pianists, Marija Kaleničenko and Pijus Pirogovas performed on Thursday evening...

Book on Baltic Appeal to the United Nations published

The Story of BATUN - Baltic Appeal to the United Nations (1966-1991) by Sirje Okas Ainso, was...

MPs back presidential veto of lower threshold for dual citizenship referendum

The Lithuanian parliament upheld on Tuesday President Dalia Grybauskaitė 's veto of amendments...

Dual citizenship referendum with two week gap against Constitution – expert

A proposal to hold a dual citizenship referendum in Lithuania on two days with a gap of two weeks...