British diplomat Michael Peart, the UK's first ambassador to Lithuania, has passed away, the Lithuanian Embassy in London announced on Thursday.
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"So saddened to learn that Michael Peart, first British Ambassador to Lithuania, passed away. Lithuania lost a true friend," the embassy tweeted.

Michael Peart served as the UK's ambassador in Vilnius between 1991 and 1994. He was aged 71.

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