On September 5, Lithuanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Audronius Ažubalis received Andreas Zenonos, the new Ambassador of Cyprus to Lithuania, and discussed with him international policy and issues of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union.
At the moment, Cyprus holds the EU Presidency and Lithuania will take over the helm of the EU in the second half of 2013. Ažubalis stressed the need to exchange the presidency experience and to coordinate the positions of both countries on EU’s key political issues.
The head of the Lithuanian diplomacy and the Ambassador of Cyprus discussed EU’s key political issues: the situation in the Euro zone, further steps to address the Euro crisis.
The Ambassador also met with Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs Vytautas Leškevičius. Ambassador and the Foreign Vice-Minister discussed bilateral relations, energy security issues, European Neighbourhood Policy, exchanged opinions on the Arab Spring and its impact on the EU’s foreign policy.
Zenonos presented his letters of credence to President of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė on 5 September. Lithuania and Cyprus established diplomatic relations on 3 December 1992.