On 5 March, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius met with outgoing Ambassador of France to Lithuania Maryse Berniau and thanked for her efforts and a significant contribution to the development of relations between Lithuania and France, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Maryse Berniau
© DELFI / Tomas Vinickas

Accoring to Minister Linkevičius, Lithuania values strategic partnership with France and good bilateral relations. "Lithuania is grateful to France for enhanced cooperation in security and defence, as well as for its active participation in NATO's air policing mission in the Baltic States," said the minister.

The head of the Lithuanian diplomacy expressed his appreciation for French efforts to find diplomatic solution of the crisis in Ukraine. However, he noted that the situation remained tense, thus it is important to provide all the available assistance to Ukraine.

France is an important economic partner for Lithuania and ranks eight among trading partners in EU.

Ms Berniau has served as the Ambassador of France to Lithuania since November 2011.

Experts divided on how many people live in poverty

Lithuania's poverty indicators remain among the highest in the European Union, with one in five...

American tanks arrive in Lithuania (1)

The heavy equipment of the US battalion to be stationed in Lithuania for six months has arrived in the...

Record temperatures reported on weekend

Record temperatures were reported on Sunday in many areas in Lithuania. Residents of Kybartai,...

Last partisan Kraujelis-Siaubunas to be buried at Antakalnis Cemetery

The remains of Antanas Kraujelis-Siaubunas , Lithuania's last partisan who died with a gun in his...

Almost a third of Lithuanians at risk of poverty

Some 28.3 percent of the Lithuanian population were at risk of povert y or social exclusion in...