Rimantas Vaitkus, former CEO of Lithuania's Visagino Atominė Elektrinė (Visaginas Nuclear Power Plant, or VAE), has been given a Japanese state award for fostering ties between Lithuania and Japan.
Rimantas Vaitkus
© DELFI / Kiril Čachovskij

The Order of the Rising Sun with Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon was awarded for Vaitkus' merits in promoting mutual understanding and exchange of economic and technological relations between the two countries, the Japanese Embassy said on Tuesday evening.

"We expect the award to further promote and enhance the evolution of Japanese-Lithuanian ties," the embassy said in a press release.

Vaitkus is the president of the Lithuanian-Japanese Friendship Association, as well as the president of the alumni association who have studied in Japan.

According to the press release, Vaitkus' mediation with Vilnius officials resulted in a Sakura Park named after Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara, Vaitkus has initiated a number of events and seminars with Japan to "help promote the spread of Japanese policies".

BNS
Įvertink šį straipnį
Norėdami tobulėti, suteikiame jums galimybę įvertinti skaitomą DELFI turinį.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(0 žmonių įvertino)
0
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

After Strasbourg Court conclusion, MEP urges Amazon to treat Soviet symbols like Nazi’s

Last week European Court of Human Rights officially recognized that the crimes of Soviet soldiers...

PM considers China as most important trading partner in Asia

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis said on Wednesday that Lithuania attaches great...

Lithuania ratifies North Macedonia's NATO accession protocol

The Lithuanian parliament (Seimas) unanimously ratified on Thursday North Macedonia's NATO accession...

Lithuania calls on Belarus to reconsider nuclear power plant construction

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has called on neighboring Belarus to reconsider its...

Lithuania ready to lead Rail Baltica project: transport minister

Lithuania is ready to assume leadership of the Rail Baltica project to ensure its timely and...