The Government of Lithuania on Friday approved candidates for three ambassadorial positions.
Rolandas Kriščiūnas
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Foreign Affairs Vice-Minister Rolandas Kriščiūnas is being proposed for the position of Lithuania's ambassador to the United States. Valentina Zeitler is being nominated for the position of ambassador to Switzerland and Sigutė Jakštonytė has been chosen to lead Lithuania's Embassy in the Republic of South Africa, currently being set up.

In Lithuania, ambassadors are appointed and dismissed by the president, but nominated by the government and have to be endorsed by the Seimas Committee on Foreign Affairs.

Kriščiūnas should assume his news position on August 3, replacing Žygimantas Pavilionis whose term expires on July 30.

Kriščiūnas was appointed a vice-minister of foreign affairs in late 2012. He previously served as a finance vice-minister for three years. In 1998-2001, he worked at the Lithuanian Embassy in the United States, and later held several positions at the Ministry of Finance.

Zeitler should assume her ambassadorial post on July 27. She previously worked at Lithuania's Embassies in Ukraine, Austria and Germany.

Jakštonytė is also set to start working in South Africa on July 27. She is currently director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Law and International Treaties Department. She previously served as Lithuania's ambassador to Canada and worked at Lithuania's Embassy in the US and the country's Permanent Representation to the EU.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.
Leave a comment
or for anonymous commenting click here
By posting, you agree to terms
Read comments Read comments

Lithuanian president calls for avoiding chaotic Brexit

Attending an informal meeting of EU leaders on Thursday, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė...

Lithuania proposes to create single set of external border standards in EU

President Dalia Grybauskaitė presented Lithuania's initiative to introduce a single set of external...

Pope sends message that history isn't forgotten, can't be repeated - Lithuanian president (1)

President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that Pope Francis will pay homage to the region's painful...

Archbishop hopes cooler, wet weather won't dampen pope's visit to Lithuania

With cooler temperatures and showers in the forecast for the coming weekend, the archbishop of Vilnius...

Job - A Simple Man: a Danish-Jewish musical drama based on the novel by Joseph Roth in Vilnius

The Danish Cultural Institute, Embassy of Denmark in Lithuania and the Tolerance Center of the Vilna...