Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis met the President of Israel Reuven Rivlin and the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on January 29.
The Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuanian Mr. Saulius Skvernelis will be paying his first official visit to the State of Israel from 28 to 30 January 2019.
The Embassy is glad to inform that The Ambassadors' Club of Israel has awarded Mr. Amnon Dotan, the Honorary Consul of Lithuania in Israel, with the Honorary Consul of the Year 2018 award.
This annual event has already become a beautiful tradition, where the representatives of Lithuanian Embassy in Israel meet Lithuanian educators taking part in Yad Vashem seminar. On the 30th of July, Lithuanian diplomat, Minister Counsellor, Ramunas Davidonis, has met the group of teachers and had a chance to talk and share some thoughts among.
On July 12th, the ambassador Edminas Bagdonas met with Neta Briskin-Peleg, the director of “Nativ” organization, together they had meaningful conversation about Jews, who live abroad and also in Lithuania. The “Nativ” organization is an independent administrative unit at the Prime Minister's Office. “Nativ” operates among Jews and their families throughout the Post-Soviet countries in order to tighten their ties with the State of Israel and broaden their knowledge about Israeli achievements, culture and heritage.
On July 10th the ambassador Edminas Bagdonas attended official dinner of the Knesset Conference for Chairs of Parliamentary Friendship Groups hosted by the Knesset. During the social event hosted by speaker of the Kneset Yuli Yoel Edelstein the ambassador met with the chairs of the parliamentary friendship groups, professional panels and senior dignitaries. Lithuanian parliament member Emanuelis Zingeris and director of Northern Europe (Israel) Department at Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel Ophir Kariv also attended the event.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas participated at Israeli Palestinian cuisine event organized by Shimon Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and USAID.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas met with ambassador Dan Haezrachy, Special Envoy for Holocaust Era Restitution and Dr Avraham Weber, advisor to Minister of Social Equality.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas took part at 5th World Jewish Congress National Community Directors Forum dedicated to 70 years anniversary of Israel.
Ambassador Edminas Bagdonas took part at the conference „Crisis, Conflict and Critical Diplomacy: EU Perceptions and Naratives in Israel and Palestine“ organized by World Jewish Congress/Israel Council for Foreign Relations. Representative from Mykolas Riomeris university, doc.dr. Virgis Valentinavičius delivered presentation at the event.
Nevzlin Family foundation contributed to the exposition of “Beatles: Magic Tour“. During the event ambassador met with Leonid Nevzlin and Silwan Shalom.