Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has appointed diplomats Neris Germanas, Darius Skusevičius and Albinas Zananavičius as new deputy foreign ministers.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Germanas will take office as vice-minister on Tuesday, Skusevičius on Jan. 11, and Zananavičius on Jan. 16.

Linkevičius, Germanas and Skusevičius are members of the Lithuanian Social Democratic Party.

Germanas, who has the diplomatic rank of an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, held the post of deputy foreign minister between 2012 and 2016 under Linkevičius as foreign minister. In the past, he has served as an ambassador-at-large at the Foreign Ministry's European Affairs Department and director of the department, as well as Lithuania's ambassador to the Council of Europe and the country's ambassador to Finland.

Zananavičius, who also has the rank of an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary, has served as Lithuania's deputy permanent representative to the EU since 2014. In the past, he has worked at Lithuania's permanent representation to the United Nations office and other international organizations in Geneva and has served as Lithuania's permanent representative to the World Trade Organization.

Skusevičius, who has the diplomatic rank of a first secretary, has served as minister counselor at Lithuania's permanent representation to the EU since 2015 and has in the past worked as adviser to the foreign minister.

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

Rasa Juknevičienė takes up the position of NATO PA President

On 24 September 2018, Rasa Juknevičienė , Head of the Seimas Delegation to the NATO PA, came to...

Pope arrives in Estonia

Pope Francis arrived in Estonia on Tuesday on the last leg of his trip to the three Baltic...

Lithuanian president leaves for UN Week in New York

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė is leaving on Tuesday for New York City to attend the...

Pope Francis bids farewell to Lithuania

Pope Francis on Tuesday morning bid farewell to Lithuania in a farewell ceremony at Vilnius Airport...

Lithuanian president praises pope for his courage to reform Church

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė says that Pope Francis , who is ending his Baltic tour on...